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Screwing number plates
The Rotary Club of Cooroy assisted local Police Sergeant Mal Scott, police volunteers and the local State Emergency Service to ‘Turn the screws on Crime ‘outside the Cooroy State School, Elm Street on Saturday 18 July 2015.
Linda Morrell, President of the Rotary Club of Cooroy said; -
“Rotarians were happy to donate their time to this Queensland Police initiative and to contribute to crime reduction. Stolen registration plates are used to disguise a vehicle in order to commit crimes and are also used on unregistered vehicles to make it appear as if the vehicle is registered. Regularly check your vehicle to see that both plates are still in place. If they have been stolen, report the theft promptly to local police.”
Between 9.00 am and 11.00 am 120 vehicles were fitted with the special screw for no charge. The one-way screws cannot be removed with conventional tools cutting the chance of vehicle theft and assisting the police to detect and solve crime.
Linda added: -
“If your number plates were stolen they may be put onto another vehicle. Taking this simple step helps not only reduce the theft of number plates but also reduces the incidence of offences where false number plates are used.”