SOUTH Coast Police have again issued a warning to local residents to ensure their vehicles are locked following a spate of break-ins into cars at the weekend.
Police say they are investigating after a number of cars in the Worrigee area were broken into and various items stolen.
In a number of cases the cars broken into had been left unlocked or had windows partially down, making them an easy target for thieves.
While police admit break-ins into vehicles is a problem across the state, local car owners are at least being urged to make things difficult for any prospective thieves by ensuring their vehicles are locked, even when parked on private property.
In many cases valuables including wallets, phones etc are taken and can then lead to further crime sprees, with credit cards being used in PayWave crimes.
A reminder also it is a crime to leave your car unlocked in a public place.
Police are also investigating the reported thefts of number plates from vehicles in the local area.
Anyone with any information regarding the thefts is urged to contact South Coast Police on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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