EIGHT number plates have been stolen from eight vehicles in west Orange in the past week leaving police concerned they’ll be re-attached to new vehicles and used to commit a range of crimes around the city and interstate.
Canobolas Local Area Command duty officer Scott Russell said police were concerned that so many plates had been stolen in such a small period of time.
“Stolen plates are often put on vehicles for service station drive offs, road toll fraud or more serious crimes,” he said.
“It makes no difference that they’ve only stolen one plate from each vehicle because they don’t have to match, they’re on either end of the car.”
Acting inspector Russell said nearly all of the thefts had occurred in the middle of the night in the Forbes Road and Prince Street areas.
He warned car owners to be vigilant about where they park their cars and report any suspicious behaviour in their area.
“We’d like anyone with any information about the thefts to contact police,” acting inspector Russell said.
He said police were also looking at the possibility of introducing irreversible number plate screws which will make it more difficult to remove number plates.
Thieves have stolen a large amount of number plates from vehicles in a very short amount of time
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