Police are taking action to tackle criminals following a spate of thefts from vehicles in the Thornes area of Wakefield.
Neighbourhood Police who work in the district are focusing patrols on the Thornes area following a series of attacks on parked vehicles on the same morning.
They are also speaking to residents in the area to alert them to the problem and issue crime prevention advice.
Police were called after four vehicles were attacked while left on Thornes Moor Road and Troon Way on Sunday morning.
Each of the vehicles had been left insecure and although only a small amount of cash was taken police are urging residents to be security conscious.
NPT Sergeant Mark Beet said: “We are working extremely hard to target the offenders who are committing these offences, however; we also need the assistance of the public.
“By taking a few simple steps to ensure your vehicle is fully secure, it can have an immediate impact.
“Sometimes drivers quickly hit their remote locking system and assume it has worked.
“Just double check to see if it has locked.
“It is also vital that people remember to remove any items from view, so you are not advertising them to others.
“Leaving out satellite navigation systems, for instance, can encourage a criminal to target your vehicle and break in.
“Even the sign of owning one can be all it takes to become a victim.
“Don’t forget to take out sat-nav cradles and wipe away any suction marks.
“For the minimum amount of effort, you can save yourself from the maximum heartache and expense. I would therefore call on people to take on board the advice and educate others around them,” he said.