Cars thefts on rise
Car thefts and goods stolen from inside them are on the rise and have police so concerned they have issued a warning to Franklin people.
They urge owners of vehicles to be extra vigilant when it comes to removing property from parked cars, as potential thieves will be tempted if valuable items are visible.
Popular targets are handbags, purses, laptops, and car stereos.
Theft of cars is up throughout Franklin, with all areas of the district at risk. Cars parked in driveways and on the road are particularly being targeted, with offenders not being afraid to break into homes to steal keys to take their target.
Police ask car owners to secure their vehicles where possible in locked garages and conceal keys inside their home, out of view.
Pukekohe police are following leads into who is responsible for the rise in car thefts in Franklin.