Car owners in Oamaru continue to make it easy for opportunistic thieves by leaving their vehicles unlocked.
Four vehicles in the Clyde St area were entered at the weekend and a variety of property was taken from them. In all four cases, the vehicles were left unlocked.
Police Sergeant Blair Wilkinson said it was important to lock vehicles, even if they were parked in a driveway.
"In the majority of reports, the cars have been left unlocked and a lot of offenders search out cars that are unlocked," Mr Wilkinson said.
"People just need to be vigilant at all times, but especially overnight."
The community could play its part in reducing crime by locking cars and not leaving property visible, he said.
In other incidents of car break-ins at the weekend, a car in Bywell St was broken into and the screen of a reversing camera taken; two vehicles in Thames St and one in Thames Hwy were broken into and cash was taken.
A grey Toyota Camry, registration plate TP8539, was stolen from an Ouse St address at the weekend.
"If anyone comes across that vehicle give police a call," Mr Wilkinson said.
Anyone with information on any of the weekend's offences can contact the Oamaru police on 03 433 1400.
Overnight on Friday, a fence was damaged in Usk St.
A car parked in Exe St had its wing mirror smashed.
The front window of a real estate shop was smashed overnight on Friday.
At 5pm on Saturday a 17-year-old Oamaru youth was arrested for allegedly driving while forbidden.
Three Oamaru men were arrested for disorderly behaviour.
On Friday night the Detroit Diner in Oamaru-Pukeuri Rd was broken into.