Police have warned people to protect their vehicles against opportunistic thieves after a spate of break-ins and attempted carjackings at Caboolture South.
A plot to steal a Lifeline volunteer’s car was thwarted last week after the three youths were confronted by volunteer driver Patolo Mariner.
The thieves had attempted to reverse off with a volunteer’s VN Commodore from distribution centre’s carpark at Industrial Ave but the steering lock kicked in. After noticing the commotion, Mr Mariner stepped in and the youths escaped.
It was the second time a Lifeline volunteer’s vehicle had been targeted, and came just days after somebody broke into four Woolworths employee’s cars in the same area.
Former Sons Of Samoa (SOS) gang member Patolo “Gary” Mariner’s recent arrival in Caboolture could help bring peace, not war, to our streets.
Mr Mariner spent five years in prison for crimes of violence committed in his youth but says he has reformed and wants to prevent youth crime in our region through his Mariner Youth and Adult Programs.
Having recently moved to Caboolture from NSW with his partner and seven children, Mr Mariner is making approaches to local schools, PCYCs and youth detention centres to implement his life coaching and basketball programs
He said the programs had been run at institutions in Wagga Wagga and Taree and he hoped Caboolture would take them on.