'Valuable items in plain sight': Hawke's Bay police issue warning after recent vehicle break-ins
Hawke’s Bay Police are warning people after recent incidents of vehicles being broken into with valuables taken.
A police spokeswoman said many of the vehicles have been left with valuable items in plain sight which create opportunities for offenders on the lookout for easy targets.
Items taken also include tools and in-vehicle electronic devices. However, valuables like bags and sunglasses are often targeted during thefts from cars.
"Please ensure you secure your vehicles, park in well-lit areas if on the street, or park down driveways where they are less visible from the roadside. Always remove your valuables from your vehicles and consider vehicle alarms," the spokesperson said.
"If you see any suspicious activity, such as people loitering around vehicles or looking into car windows, please contact Police immediately by phoning 111."