A SPIKE in vehicle thefts and related offending in the Myrtleford region has led to calls for people to secure their property.
Two Honda motorbikes were stolen from McLees Road, near Nug Nug, between Sunday and Wednesday.
A dual cab Toyota four-wheel-drive was stolen from Eliza Way in the early hours of March 24, and was found on the side of a track two days later.
Someone searched through a vehicle at a nearby home, another car had its tyre slashed, and another car was entered near Rose Court in a bid to steal it.
Sergeant Paul Events said there had been an increase in people stealing cars and entering cars in the past two months.
He is urging people to lock their vehicles and their sheds in a bid to make it harder for the thefts to occur, and to report suspicious activity.