Sadly, the issue of thefts from caravan parks is as big a problem as ever … and it can happen pretty much anywhere.
For example, in Warrnambool in Victoria, multiple property crimes have been reported in parks there in recent weeks. Items stolen have included bikes, beers, and fishing rods.
The Herald-Sun newspaper reports that Eyewatch Warrnambool Police Service shared a Facebook post saying they had received ‘numerous reports about bicycles being stolen from caravan park sites’.
Warrnambool council tourism manager, Paul Thompson, said the council was ‘aware of the situation’ and was monitoring it, and advised everyone to ‘lock up their valuables’.
Kaye Muscat, who was been vacationing in Warrnambool for decades, told the Herald-Sun that the thefts had been happening for years and it wasn’t just a ‘one-off thing’.
“You just have to be vigilant and lock everything up,” she said.
However, Facebook user, Kristy Anderson, commented: “They’re still going to take them even if they are locked up … it’s quite sad.”
According to the Herald-Sun, visitors have noticed that many bikes are being stolen near the exits of parks.
The thefts are becoming so common, that one holidaymaker told the Herald-Sun she has resorted to storing her daughter’s bike inside the caravan overnight.
“I heard them running up and down at about 11.30 last night,” the mother said.
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