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Fresh Car Thefts Take Yearly Total To 315 This Year

Police are urging residents to secure homes and vehicles after two cars were stolen from a home in Endeavour Road, Clifton Beach in the wee hours.

Thieves got in via an unlocked sliding door to the kitchen, stealing a handbag, wallet, personal items and two sets of car keys on Wednesday.

Both cars were stolen from the garage before one car was found by police, dumped in George Davis Park at Mossman.

The second vehicle is described as a grey 2017 Mitsubishi ASX station wagon with Queensland registration plates 457XTK.

This month some 26 vehicles have been reported stolen to police from the Cairns area from Gordonvale to Smithfield northern beaches, making it 315 cars stolen this year.

Tips you can take to help prevent vehicle theft;
 Remove all valuables from your vehicle
 Ensure your vehicle is locked
 If the vehicle is unable to be locked, disable the vehicle
 Do not leave spare keys in your car, or other cars in your driveway
 Ensure your keys are secure and well-hidden out of sight
 Your vehicle is more likely to be targeted when you are home and it doesn’t matter if it’s
during the day when you are present, or at night when you are sleeping.
 Ensure your home is secure and get into the habit of checking your home is secure before
you head off to bed or leave your house unattended
For further information on vehicle and home security, click on the links;
 Vehicle security
 Home security

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.