Police are asking residents, especially in the Forster-Tuncurry area, to ensure their vehicles are locked and secured after a number of incidents were reported where property was stolen from unsecured vehicles on Friday night and Saturday morning.
"We live in a beautiful part of the world, but that doesn't mean we can be complacent and leave our vehicles unlocked with valuables inside," Manning-Great Lakes Police District crime prevention officer, Senior Constable Ray Slade, said.
"We are no different to other communities, in that we do have criminals living in our midst," he said.
"Please ensure that when vehicles are left unattended, they are locked and secured, with valuable property removed.
"This includes wallets and purses, mobile phones, money, and work related items, such as electrical tools."
If anyone has any information in relation to these incidents, contact Forster Police Station on 6555 1299 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.