Police are reminding car owners to secure their vehicles following a number of thefts from unlocked cars in Doncaster.
Nine thefts were reported from vehicles in the borough last Thursday alone.
The tally included five which were from allegedly insecure vehicles.
“We are keen to advise that prevention is better than cure, and there are simple things you can do to minimise the chances of you becoming a victim,” said a police spokesman.
They are urging drivers never leave any items on show - even ordinary items of clothing can attract thieves who may think there is money to be had in the pockets.