Police are urging owners of high performance vehicles to be vigilant after a spate of car key burglaries in Wrexham and Flintshire.
Houses with cars including BMWs, Audis, VW Golfs and Mazdas parked on the drive have been broken into, car keys taken and the vehicle stolen in recent weeks.
Chief Inspector David Roome said: “We have seen a number of these crimes in the area recently. People need to be aware and do what they can to protect themselves from becoming a victim. If you have a high performance car, think about where you leave it overnight.
“If you have a garage use it, if you can park it out of sight at the back of the house do so. Drive it onto the parking area, don’t reverse it in ready to go. Make sure you keep the car keys out of sight and if possible in a secure place, don’t make it easy for car thieves.”
Householders are also being urged to make sure that their property is secure and ensure all doors and windows are securely locked.
Chief Inspector Roome added: “We’re doing all we can to bring these offenders to justice, but car owners and householders also have a part to play in making sure that their property is as secure as possible.”
Anyone with information should contact North Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.