Police in Melbourne have warned that thieves are targeting cars that are in need of repair and transmission slips are being used to commit crimes.
Key points:Transmission slips are also being used by criminals to commit theftThe thefts are occurring at an alarming rate and the police have been forced to put out warningsPolice say thieves have used their vehicles as “weapons”Transmission slip theft is occurring at a rate of up to four per day, according to the police.
Key point:Police are warning motorists to watch out for transmission slips and thieves are using them to commit theftsPolice say the thefts are happening at an increasing rateThe rate of transmission slips has also risen in recent months.
The latest police figures show there were 1,000 cases of theft of cars, vans, trucks and other vehicles in the first half of 2018.
The police say thieves are “using” their vehicles to commit offences.
“It is important for people to be aware of their vehicles, particularly in a time when we are experiencing a major increase in thefts of motor vehicles,” Senior Sergeant Mike Deakin said.
“The theft of these vehicles is happening at a rapidly increasing rate.”
In recent months there has been an increase in the number of theft cases and we are seeing that increase increase over time.
“Police have put out a call for information on transmission slips.”
You can either check the vehicle or check its condition, if it’s in a bad condition, and if there are any signs of theft,” he said.
Police also advise motorists to be on the lookout for vehicles that are damaged or in need to be repaired.”
If you find any transmission slips on your vehicle and you know where they are, you can report them to Crime Stoppers,” he added.”
When a vehicle is reported stolen, you will be given the option to go to Crime Stopper, to receive a $500 reward for information that leads to the recovery of the vehicle.
“If you have any information on theft, call Crime Stops on 1800 333 000.
Topics:law-crime-and-justice,police,police-sieges,police—state-issues,criminology,malaysiaFirst posted August 06, 2019 14:50:35Contact Michelle TaitMore stories from Victoria