PREVENTING CRIME: One-way screws will be installed on number plates in Murgon organised by the local Neighbourhood Watch Group.
PREVENTING CRIME: One-way screws will be installed on number plates in Murgon organised by the local Neighbourhood Watch Group. Mike Knott

Murgon community bands together to prevent crime

THE Murgon community, neighbourhood watch and the police have joined forces to fight against crime.

Queensland Police will help local drivers fit one-way screws on their number plates to deter theft at an event hosted by Murgon Neighbourhood Watch.

Co-ordinator of Murgon Neighbourhood Watch, Brett Sander, said the police put the idea forward and the group has jumped on board.

"I think it is going to be a great thing for the community with the police working with the community and neighbourhood watch,” he said.

"It is important so that people's number plates aren't taken off and put on vehicles that have been stolen.”

The one-way screws will be fitted on Saturday, February 23, from 9am-noon at 54 MacAlister St, opposite Clifton Motors.

The screws will be fitted for a gold coin donation with proceeds to support Murgon Neighbourhood Watch.

Mr Sander has fitted screws on two of his cars and said it was a measure all should consider.

"(I did it because of) what I have seen happen around the district and things that are still happening,” he said.

"I have heard from people around town that they think this is a good idea.”

It will be the group's biggest event to date and Mr Sander hopes the community get behind it.

"I have got screws to do 100 cars, whether we get them all, there will be another one of these events down the track,” he said.