Motorists in Wallsend are being urged to make sure their vehicles are locked when left unattended.
Police have issued the reminded following a spate of thefts of laptops, phones, bags and tools from cars left unlocked in the town.
In the most recent incidents overnight on Monday, June 10, two unlocked cars in Alwin Close and Church View had laptops stolen from them.
North Tyneside Chief Inspector Jamie Pitt said: “There are thieves operating in the Wallsend area and who we know are looking for easy opportunities to commit crimes.
“An unlocked car or van with items left inside is an invite for an opportunist criminal.
“Help us stop crimes like this by removing the temptation and taking valuables out of your cars whenever you leave them parked.
“Lock your car every time you leave it unattended and always overnight.
“Leaving your car unlocked increases the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime and could cause problems with your insurance policy when trying to claim.”
Anyone with information into the thefts should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.