Trailer theft on the rise

August 25, 2023 7:13 am in by

Police say there’s been an increase in the theft of box trailers, boat trailers and caravans from Bundaberg and surrounding areas.

In most cases, trailers were only secured by a chain and padlock with offenders cutting the chain to steal the trailer.

Officers are urging owners to review the security of their trailers/caravans and consider the following:

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  • Installing a wheel clamp.
  • Using a hitch/coupling lock (with or without an audible alarm).
  • Storing the trailer out of sight in a rear yard, behind locked gates or a closed shed.
  • Blocking access to the trailer with a parked vehicle making it difficult to access.
  • Installing a GPS tracking device which can assist in locating a stolen trailer and apprehending offenders.