Heightened Numberplate Security

Police members are encouraging Hobsons Bay residents to take steps to avoid numberplate thefts.

With a high proportion of petrol thefts committed with vehicles displaying false or stolen numberplates as well as being linked to other crimes, such as toll evasion, one-way security screws are a quick and easy deterrent.

The community is encouraged to attend an Operation Safe Plate day on Saturday 3 July at the Bunnings Warehouse car park on Millers Rd in Altona North between 9am and noon where they can get the screws fitted to their plates for free.

The one-way screws make attempted theft of numberplates more difficult and actively deter thieves.