Morning raid on unlocked Albury cars

SIX cars were broken into near Norris Park in Albury this morning and police say the answer to stopping the crime is simple: Lock your car.

Albury police intelligence officer Sen-Constable Tim Wade-Ferrell said six cars parked in the driveways of homes and on the streets near Norris Park were broken into between 5am and 6am.

A wallet, cash, DVD player and GPS unit were taken.

Sen-Constable Wade-Ferrell said most were unlocked. He said the windows on the locked cars were not smashed and minor scratches near a lock on one car was the worst of the damage. 

He said simple preventative measures reduce the chances of becoming a victim.

“When you park and leave your car, it is a good idea to go through a quick checklist,” he said.

“Ensure the surrounding area is well-lit at night, personal valuables are stored out of sight or taken from the vehicle and doors and windows are locked.

"It’s as simple as that.”

Sen-Constable Wade-Ferrell said thieves usually steal MP3 players, phones, cash, laptops and GPS units.

“People should take these items with them when possible, or at the very least store them well out of sight in the vehicle,” he said.

“It may sound obvious, but always remember to lock your car and ensure all the windows are fully closed.”

Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page or phone Albury Police Station on (02) 6023 9299.