Footage of Rockhampton burglary sparks reminder to hide car keys

August 15, 2023 7:00 am in by

Police have released CCTV footage of an alleged burglary at a Rockhampton home, to show how easy it is for opportunistic thieves to find and use car keys.

It’s alleged a man entered through the front door of a Denison Street residence, around 8.30pm on August 1 and took the keys from a key hook which he then used to steal a car.

The vehicle was a white Ford Ranger, Queensland registration 552BM9.

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CCTV footage from within the residence shows the man wearing a hoodie and gloves.

The vehicle was located, burnt-out on Fiddes Street, Port Curtis about an hour later.

Id you have any information, you’re being urged to come forward.

In Queensland, one in two cars are stolen using the car keys and unfortunately, on this occasion, the thief was able to find the keys quite easily.

Thieves often don’t have the ability to hot-wire a car and need the keys to steal it.

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Consider these tips when it comes to securing your car:
– Keep your keys safe; keep them out of sight
– Keep your home safe; keep your doors and windows locked.
– By making our keys difficult to locate, we can help reduce the number of vehicle thefts and keep our vehicles safe.

No matter who is home or what time of day, secure your home and keep your keys out of sight.