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Car Theft is Alive and Well in Harristown

Toowoomba third highest car theft in Qld

Car Theft is Alive and Well in Harristown

Harristown has the highest rate of car thefts in Queensland according to a recent RACQ study.

The top three suburbs in Queensland for car theft are Red Hill in Brisbane, Southport on the Gold Coast and Harristown, right here in our own backyard.

RACQ received more than 50,000 claims for stolen vehicles in the past three years.

The study also revealed that if you own a Toyota Landcruiser, Ford Falcon or Toyota Corolla you're also at risk, with these models topping the wish list for thieves.

RACQ Tips for keeping your car safe:

  • Always lock your car and ensure all windows are up when you leave it unattended
  • Wherever possible park in a secure garage or park somewhere well-lit and well-populated.
  • Thieves are often opportunistic so don't tempt them by leaving valuables visible inside.
  • Treat your keys like cash. Keep them on you and don't leave them lying around."

According to myPolice data, so far in 2018 there have been 175 reported vehicle thefts in the Toowoomba Region. There were 891 in 2017.

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