Lock your vehicle and secure your values, police warn

Manning Great Lakes Police District has issued the warning to motorists. Photo staged and digitally altered.
Manning Great Lakes Police District has issued the warning to motorists. Photo staged and digitally altered.

Police are asking residents, especially in the Forster/Tuncurry area, to ensure that their vehicles are locked and secured, after a number of incidents were reported where property was stolen from unsecured vehicles on Friday night/Saturday morning.

"We live in a beautiful part of the world, but that doesn't mean we can be complacent and leave our vehicles unlocked with valuables inside," crime prevention officer for the Manning/Great Lakes Police District, Senior Constable Ray Slade, said.

"We are no different to other communities, in that we do have criminals living in our midst.

"Please ensure that when vehicles are left unattended, they are locked and secured, with valuable property removed. This includes wallets and purses, mobile phones, money, and work related items, such as electrical tools."

If anyone has any information in relation to these incidents, contact Forster Police Station on 6555 1299 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.