Tools stolen from vehicles, Redland Bay


Tools stolen from vehicles, Redland Bay

Constable Guy Horton on

There has been a recent increase in the alleged theft of hand and power tools from tradies’ vehicles parked on the street overnight in Redland Bay and Cleveland.

Utilities and trailers have allegedly been entered by offenders and thousands of dollars worth of tools stolen, causing tradespeople to not only lose their valuables, but also hours of work.

Bayside Police want to remind everyone, including tradespeople to ensure your vehicles are always locked when unattended.

Importantly, do not leave garage remotes, wallets, house keys, laptops and tablets, tools or other valuable items in the vehicle, especially if the vehicle or trailer is parked on the street or in a driveway overnight.

It’s also a good idea to keep a record of the serial numbers of all your valuable property and keep photographs of unique items.

To assist with identification, consider engraving your your tools.

Contact your local police station to enquire about the free use of engraving tools to help you mark your valuables and for further advice.

Remember to report any suspicious activity you may witness to police.

For further vehicle security advice, have a read of this post.

Changing perspectives on property crime – vehicle security

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via 24hrs per day.

Quote these reference numbers: QP2001186048, QP2001193786, QP2001194454 within the online suspicious activity form.

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