SECURE IT: Gympie police are encouraging people to change the screws on their number plates for these one way ones that take a special tool to remove.
SECURE IT: Gympie police are encouraging people to change the screws on their number plates for these one way ones that take a special tool to remove. Mike Richards GLA040417SCREW

Gympie police to show how to secure your number plates

GYMPIE police will show how to keep your number plates secure in a special session in Bunnings car park on Friday, December 1 from 7-11am.

Of special interest to car owners will be one way screws which need a special device to remove them.

"This event is all about keeping your number plates secure as from time to time we do get them stolen whether it being from privately owned vehicles or from a vehicle in the car yard,” Gympie District Crime Prevention Co-ordinator Senior Constable Deb Wruck said.

"Stolen number plates are often used to commit offences such as petrol drive offs, traffic offences, ram raids on businesses, armed robbery etc.

"Gympie Police Station will have the device as this item is not sold to the general public for obvious reasons,” she said.

"Arrangements will need to be made prior if you wish the screws to be taken off as we do not hand the device out for just anyone to take away and use."

Sen Const Wruck said a gold coin donation would be requested if yours was lucky to be one of the 300 vehicles to be fitted.

She said proceeds would go to Crime Stoppers and Neighbourhood Watch.

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