Cases of Number Plate Theft on the Rise

Number Plate Theft on the Rise

Did you know that number plate theft in Wavell Heights has been on the rise in recent weeks?

In four separate incidents recently, registration plates were pinched from vehicles parked in Allworth Street, Northgate; Sandgate Road, Nundah; Curtin Avenue East, Eagle Farm; and Bryden Street, Windsor.

In one case, the nicked plates were later found attached to an allegedly stolen vehicle in East Brisbane.



Police are urging residents to be vigilant and to take steps to prevent their number plates from being pinched.

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Here’s some tips to help you protect your vehicle:

  • Fit anti-theft screws to your number plates. These screws are harder to remove, making it less likely that your plates will be pinched.
  • Park in well-lit areas. This will make it harder for thieves to operate under the cover of darkness.
  • Don’t leave your vehicle unattended for long periods of time. If you have to leave your car, take your number plates with you.
  • Report any suspicious activity to police. If you see someone tampering with a vehicle’s number plates, or if you see a vehicle with obviously pinched plates, report it to police immediately.

By following these tips, you can help protect your vehicle from number plate theft.



Don’t let your number plates become a liability. Take steps today to protect your vehicle from theft.

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Published 28-June-2023