Despite regular warnings, Dunedin and Mosgiel residents
continue to entice thieves by leaving valuables in cars,
Another four incidents of theft from vehicles were reported
to police at the weekend.
Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said Mosgiel and South Dunedin
were the worst areas for theft from vehicles.
GPS units were stolen from two vehicles and cash stolen from
others in the latest incidents.
Regular police warnings to the public about not leaving
valuables in cars were being ignored, he said.
''If you are going to leave your laptop sitting on the back
seat of your car, don't expect it to be there when you get
Snr Sgt Aitken suggested car owners should leave glove boxes
and centre consols open to make it clear to thieves that
there was nothing there to steal.
GPS units should also be removed, as well as the brackets,
Snr Sgt Aitken said.