Recently volunteers from Bli Bli Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers, Bli Bli Rowing Club and Nambour Police joined forces and organised a free one way screw event for the local community. This event was organised by local police and Volunteer in Policing for Bli Bli NHW to highlight the message to the community that securing your number plate with one way screws can reduce theft. In total 60 cars benefited from the free program which was sponsored by a local business owner.
Nambour Police Officer in Charge, Senior Sergeant Gary Brayley said number plate theft is a pre-cursor to other crimes and securing your number plates is a vital tool to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of crime.
“Often, stolen plates are used by people to commit crimes such as robbery, break and enter, stealing and fuel drive off offences,” Senior Sergeant Brayley said.
“We welcomed the opportunity to hold this event and remind all motorists to secure their number plates.
“These one way screws can’t be removed with conventional tools, which will make it all the more
difficult for thieves to steal your number plate.”
For more information on one way screws please contact Nambour Police Station.
Anyone with information about suspicious activity should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.