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Screws tightened on number plate theft

Published: 23 December 2014

Screws tightened on number plate theft
Cr Laurie Smith, Volunteers in Policing Rosemary Peake and Zelma Buxton, with Browns Plain Officer in Charge, Senior Sergeant Michael Leafe.

Potential number plate thieves will soon be locked out of Logan West number plates following a $1,350 donation to Browns Plains Volunteers in Policing.

The donation, from the Division 7  and Mayoral Community Benefit Fund, will see an additional 2,000 anti-theft number plate screw purchased that will see an additional 500 cars fitted with the theft-resistant devices.

Divisional Councillor Laurie Smith said number plate theft often had unforeseen consequences for car owners.

"Apart from the obvious issues around traffic infringements and other crimes, when number plates are stolen it can  mean a lot of running around for the car owner, who  has to change things like registration, insurance,    toll passes and parking permits," he said.

"For a small investment, I'm glad I can help Logan residents take steps to prevent number plate theft.

"The work is carried out by volunteers, and I would like to thank them for their time and effort in helping keep our community safe."

Browns Plains Volunteer in Policing member Zelma Buxton said the screws would be available by appointment at regular sessions held at Browns Plains Police Station, and during the next Hillcrest Neighbourhood Watch meeting, to be held at the Sweetgum St shops on 1 February 2015.

"We hold regular installation sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday morning by appointment," she said.

"I would encourage anyone concerned or interested in getting anti-theft plates installed to get in touch with the VIPs by contacting the Browns Plains Police Station."

The Browns Plains Police Station can be reached directly on 3802 7100 or in person at 3 Orr Crt, Hillcrest, near the Wineglass Tower.