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Free Installation of Anti-Theft Screws


The City of Rockingham and WA Police are running an initiative to help motorists avoid number plate theft by installing anti-theft screws free of charge this Saturday, 4 March.

City of Rockingham staff, officers from the Kwinana Police Station and Neighbourhood Watch volunteers will hold the free event at the front of the old Masters warehouse on Safety Bay Road, Baldivis from 9.30am to 11.30am where they will replace your existing number plate screws with anti-theft number plate screws (limited number available).

Mayor Barry Sammels said thieves stole number plates for many reasons, including to avoid being detected by police while committing crimes such as petrol theft, avoiding speeding fines, or to conduct robberies and house break-ins.

“Anti-theft screws turn one way only, preventing the thief from removing the numberplate with a screwdriver. Once attached to a number plate, a specially designed tool is required to remove the anti-theft screws,” Mayor Sammels said.

“I encourage people to come along, meet their local Community Safety team and take advantage of this special offer. City staff and volunteers will be available to help you change your screws and provide information about the City of Rockingham’s Neighbours Unite program. Remember, Community Safety starts with you.”

Motorists unable to attend the event can purchase anti-theft screws from Bunnings and easily self-install them.

Number plate theft and suspicious activity around vehicles should be reported to Police on 131 444.

City Officer Jo Draper and First Class Constable Eddie Cuthbert


City of Rockingham Community Development Officer (Community Safety) Jo Draper inspects the anti-theft number plate screws on a City vehicle with First Class Constable Eddie Cuthbert.

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