Spate of plate thefts across Baw Baw
 Baw Baw News   By // 17:45, Monday 18 June 2018

Police are encouraging Baw Baw locals to consider anti-theft screws in light of several sets of plates being stolen this month.

This story was first published in the 14 June 2018 print edition of the Baw Baw Citizen. Get your free copy today.


Between 1 June and 5 June the plates AES 722 were stolen from a black Toyota sedan parked on Arkana Court, Drouin.

A Mitsubishi Outlander lost its plates, WMV 803, while parked on Waterloo Road in Trafalgar between 3 June and 4 June.

On the same street at around the same time a Holden sedan with registration TJJ 000 also had its plates stolen.

A Kia sedan had its plates (XTG 505) stolen while parked outside the Warragul bus depot on the afternoon of 5 June.


Plates were lifted from a 2003 Mazda parked opposite the Drouin Uniting Church on Sinclair Street overnight on Saturday. The car’s registration was SQK 077.

Anyone with information about the thefts can call Warragul Police on 5622 7111, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at, or on 1800 333 000.

Anti-theft screws can be tightened easily, but lack the structure required for a screwdriver to easily loosen them. While not impossible to undo, they discourage casual offenders.

You can find them at hardware stores or at Neighbourhood Watch-run Safe Plate events.

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