Point Cook’s operation safe plate

Senior Sergeant Ben Davies (front) is encouraging motorists to prevent number plate theft by using one-way screws. (Damjan Janevski)

Driving down number plate theft is as simple as changing a few screws.

Police and volunteers will be on hand to fit car number plates with one-way screws this Sunday between 10am and 2pm at The Brook on Sneydes carpark, 215 Sneydes Road, Point Cook.

Wyndham crime prevention officer Craig McDonald says the one-way screws can’t be removed with an ordinary screwdriver.

Senior Constable McDonald said that, on average, one number plate was stolen in Wyndham every day and the stolen plates were normally used by offenders to commit other crimes, including petrol theft.

“We’re trying to get everybody to have one-way number plate screws on their car,” he said.

A gold coin donation is required.