City car parks are a criminal’s smorgasbord

According to CBD police, some criminals are making a career of stealing from apartment complex car parks.

Acting Sen Sgt Giovanni Travagliri told CBD News that theft from car parks was a constant problem.

He said police last month conducted a campaign called Operation Multi and succeeded in arresting and charging a recidivist offender with theft from a motor car.

He said the man had been remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date but he didn’t want the public to think the problem had been solved.

“There are many of these types of criminals operating in the CBD,” he said. “Even though we’ve taken one out of play, there are plenty of others out there.”

Acting Sen Sgt Travagliri said residents needed to be mindful of people following them into their building – either on foot or via the car park.

Tailgating is just one of a dozens of vulnerabilities facing inner-city residential buildings.

As part of City Safety 2015, sponsored by Residents 3000 and CBD News, local volunteer auditors have been trained to take owners’ corporations through a thorough check list of issues.

Owners’ corporations interested in participating should contact Residents 3000 vice-president, Dr Sue Saunders, on sue@residents3000.com.au.

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