Hamilton Residents Alerted as Thieves Target Multi-Residential Carparks

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Hamilton has emerged as a focal point for thieves targeting car parks in multi-residential complexes, with a series of thefts raising concerns among local authorities and community members. The thefts, which have seen property stolen from storage cages and vehicles, highlight an urgent need for increased vigilance and security measures in the area.

Series of Thefts in Hamilton

A recent incident saw thieves gaining entry into the car park of a unit complex on Harbour Road, Hamilton, where tools and clothing were stolen from a vehicle. This event, occurring overnight on Friday, March 29, 2024, is part of a disturbing trend affecting the Hamilton area, prompting police to urge residents and property managers to adopt enhanced security protocols.

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Between January 8 and April 7, 2024, Hamilton has experienced a worrying total of 203 offences. This includes 36 unlawful entries and 71 other theft cases involving taking property without force, threat, or illegal entry. These statistics underscore the pressing issue of property crime in the Hamilton community.

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Unlawful entry clusters
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Other theft clusters
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Advice for Protecting Property

In response to the rising tide of thefts, authorities advise residents to bolster their security practices. Recommendations include maintaining strict personal security habits, ensuring prompt communication with property management, and is well-acquainted with building evacuation and safety plans.

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Additionally, enhancing physical security measures, such as installing high-quality locks and ensuring valuables are not stored in easily accessible areas, is crucial.

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Residents are also encouraged to take proactive steps in securing vehicles and bicycles, including the use of anti-theft screws for registration plates and the strategic positioning of bikes in locked areas or using additional security devices.

How to Report Suspicious Activity

Hamilton residents who observe suspicious behaviour or have information about the thefts are urged to contact Policelink by submitting details via the online suspicious activity form at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or by calling 131 444. Crime Stoppers is available at 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au for anonymous crime reporting.

Published 8-April-2024