Boaties told to lock up

BOAT owners at Tin Can Bay should remove the keys from vessels and make sure that boats cannot be easily moved from their moorings, a Bay policeman warned yesterday. Senior Constable Lee Jones said a number of vessels, from five-metre runabouts to houseboats, had been stolen but recovered in recent weeks.

“Boat owners should remove the keys from the ignition of their boats and keep them securely locked away or at least where they are not easily accessible,” he said. “Boat owners have to make it harder for people who would use other’s property to gain access to the keys.”

Snr Cnst Jones also urged parents in the area to be aware of where their children were at night. He said there had been a number of incidents where underage children had been roaming the streets in the early hours of the morning, intoxicated.

“Parents need to check where their kids are supposed to be if they are sleeping over,” he said. “They need to make sure that what the kids are telling them is correct.”

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