HOME owners are reminded to lock up this long weekend with thieves on the hunt for technology and valuables.
Thieves only need a few minutes to break in and steal items.
They are targeting easy to grab items like laptops, MP3 players and digital cameras because they tend to be light to carry and easy to pawn.
Tablet computers have moved into the top 10 theft list this year, joining items like computer accessories – USBs, portable hard drives, mobile phones, televisions, jewellery/watches and camera accessories such as memory cards, lenses, camera cases etc.
Home owners are urged to always lock their homes, regardless of whether they are away for five minutes or the entire long weekend.