Hide valuables to avoid falling victim to opportunist thieves.
Residents and visitors to Rutland are being urged not to leave valuables on show.
Officers are warning the public to be wary of opportunist thieves following a recent spike of thefts from vehicles across the area.
Officers in the area said that there have been 10 reports of theft from unattended vehicles in the last 10 days. In one recent incident, a bag of coins that had been left in a vehicle unattended in a car park was taken.
PC Joe Lloyd, the force’s dedicated neighbourhood officer for Oakham and Barleythorpe, has warned motorists across Rutland not to be complacent.
He said: “Because it’s a nice area, people often think that they won’t be targeted by opportunist thieves. However we have had a recent spike in the number of incidents reported to us.
“If you’re leaving your vehicle unattended, take a minute to make sure that you’re not leaving anything in sight. It’s important to remember that these thieves are opportunist – they’re only going to take something if they see it.
“We’re going to have plenty of visitors to Rutland over the summer. We will be proactive and have increased patrols out and about but we want to make sure that everyone is taking the necessary steps to stop themselves from falling victim.”