Aspley Residents Warned After Trailer Thefts

Aspley residents are being urged to secure their trailers and remain vigilant after a recent spate of trailer thefts across the North Brisbane area, including one incident on Albany Creek Road.

Queensland Police are investigating seven trailer thefts reported over the past week, with the stolen items ranging from box trailers and pig trailers to a Drake Quad trailer and a rented skip trailer.

In the Aspley incident, a box trailer with the registration FL1821 was reported stolen from the street front on Albany Creek Road on May 15th (reference QP2400825703).

Other thefts occurred in nearby suburbs like Deagon, Geebung, Brighton, Pinkenba, and Stafford Heights between May 7th and May 14th.

According to police, the trailers were largely stolen during the night, with many left unsecured on streets or in front yards, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves.

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Offenders take advantage of easily accessible items, such as trailers left unsecured, which can be easily attached to a vehicle for towing and then used to commit further offences, including theft of motorcycles and other goods.

Residents, especially those who own box trailers, horse floats, camper trailers or similar items, are being advised to take extra precautions:

  • Use off-street parking or locked garages/gates when possible
  • Secure trailers with high-quality wheel locks, coupling locks and chains
  • Avoid leaving valuables in or on trailers
  • Consider using engine immobilisers that meet Australian Standards for maximum protection

The police urges the Aspley community to lock up possessions and report any suspicious behaviour or vehicles to police immediately.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Policelink on or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000, quoting the relevant theft reference numbers.

Published 17-May-2024