Police are warning residents of North Baddesley to take extra care when securing their cars following a spate of break-ins.
Five vehicles were broken into overnight of the 8th/9th October in Nutburn Road and Street End in North Baddesley.
The cars were all searched thoroughly and personal items were taken including, money and cigarettes. Glove boxes were all opened and seats moved in an attempt to find other desirable items which may have been hidden from view.
Police have issued the following crime prevention advice:
When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car.
Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.
Park your car in an attended car park.
Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
Take all your personal possessions with you.
Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.
Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.
Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website https://www.immobilise.com/
Do not store your car's documents in the car.
Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts.
More information about alarms can be found on the Thatcham and Sold Secure websites.
Please report ANY suspicious persons, vehicles or activity in your area at the time via 101 or 999