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    Car thieves target Pakenham

    Published on 7 February 2019, Thursday, 5:31 AM

    Tradespeople rely on tools to carry out their daily work, therefore when the right equipment isn't available, it can affect their livelihoods.

    This may be the case for tradies who are the victims of vehicle theft, with many workers opting to store tools in utes.

    Utes are commonly targeted by thieves because of the type of equipment that is stored in them, often equating to tens of thousands of dollars.

    To remove this element of risk, tradies may want to hire any specialised equipment from their local Kennards store to eliminate any financial loss if their motor vehicle and tools are stolen.

    Victorian police have warned Pakenham residents to be vigilant with locking their vehicles after a string of thefts in the area.

    Sergeant Phil Jury told the Berwick Leader that thieves were even brazen enough to steal from cars parked in driveways.

    "Clearly, it's an unsafe practice both to leave items where they can be seen by would-be thieves and to leave vehicles unlocked," Mr Jury said.

    Police urged people to store their cars in garages where possible and keep vehicles securely locked at all other times.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.