Warning over Lincoln vehicle thefts
A series of thefts from vehicles in Lincoln have prompted a warning from police.
During the weekend three had windows smashed, one had the door frame prised back and one had been left unlocked.
Property taken included a handbag, sunglasses, a satellite navigation system, a wallet, a stereo, a cricket bat, a hedge trimmer and a chainsaw.
Officers said leaving property on display made it far more likely a vehicle would be targeted.
Ch Insp Mark Housley said: "We clearly have thieves operating in the area and we are urging people not to leave valuables in their cars. It makes you much more likely to become a victim.
"This crime only takes a matter of seconds and it can end up costing you a lot of money."
The public were also asked to look out for stolen property like satellite navigation systems, CDs, car stereos and mobile phones being sold on.