Police in South Tyneside are reminding motorists not to leave their cars unlocked after a series of thefts from Hebburn.
Items were stolen from five cars in The Cornfields area last Wednesday, November 12.
Some of the vehicles had been left unlocked.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Julie Beattie said: "Thieves normally look for easy opportunities when targeting cars - like a door that has been left unlocked or a window left down. However, even if the car is locked, if valuable items have been left on display a thief will still target the vehicle.
"We need drivers to help us by removing anything of value from their cars when they leave them parked or overnight and by making sure they are locked whenever left unattended.
"We want people to take all the steps they can to avoid being targeted by car thieves and it can be as simple as making sure the vehicle is locked."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.