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ITEMS including money, handbags, computers, iPads, iPhones, electronic devices and cables should never be left in cars, police say.

They continue to take calls from residents and visitors reporting their cars being broken into and valuables stolen – a costly crime easily preventable.

Police from General Duties, Highway Patrol, Crime Investigation and Proactive units ask people to ensure their car is locked when they walk away from it – especially in beach carparks and neighbouring streets.

They say residents should report any unusual activity as often offenders walk the streets and carparks, checking car door handles and looking in car windows.

Anyone seeing suspicious activity should call 000. To report a theft after it has occurred, call 131 444.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 29 January 2020

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