launceston motorists urged to lock up - what is the best car alarm
On Tuesday, TASMANIA state police and Launceston City Council will launch a new campaign to urge the public to hide valuables and cars without supervision.
"Recently, some vehicles have been broken into the Launceston area," said Senior Constable Annabel Shegog . ".
"It is worth noting that some of these cars are not safe and carry valuables on display.
Senior police officer Shegog said there are strategies that the public can take to reduce property crimes.
"Even if you just leave the car in a short time, don't put your handbag or wallet on the monitor," she said . ".
"Thieves usually look for an unsafe car, but if they see valuables they break a window to get into them.
"The public should also: The police remind residents that it is illegal to have the vehicle unlocked, unsafe or key left in the ignition when your vehicle is left unattended.