On a recent patrol as part of Operation Lockdown, officers checked more than 100 vehicles in the town and found five parked on driveways on the same road weren’t locked.
All the owners were informed, except one who couldn’t be roused and so a card was left and the central locking system activated by the officers to secure the car.
In a nearby street, two vehicles were found insecure – one of which had a sat nav on show.
Police informed the owner, who was very grateful.”
Superintendent Eddie Murphy said: “People need to ensure their vehicles are locked.
“Drivers are too ready to press a button on a key and walk away without double-checking the vehicle is locked and nothing is on display to tempt would-be thieves.”