Police have issued a timely reminder to motorists - 'leave it on show, it's gonna go'.
The warning comes after cars have been broken into after items had been left on display.
Police are urging people to remove all valuables out of view when they leave their vehicle, in particular overnight.
Officers are also advising motorists to double check the vehicle is locked when they leave it.
For more crime prevention advice visit Northumbria Police website www.northumbria.police.uk