Tuggerah Lakes Police held a crime prevention information day at Bay Village Shopping Centre at Bateau Bay on March 31 with the message “stop sneak theft”.
They say that seven in 10 cars are stolen with their own keys.
Offenders sneak into homes through unlocked doors and windows to get car keys.
It’s called sneak theft.
Police from the Crime Prevention Unit say there are some simple steps that people can take to stop sneak theft.
Keep keys out of sight, lock all doors and windows and ensure everyone in the home is doing the same.
Community education officers from Central Coast Council, in partnership with the Tuggerah Lakes Police District, are highlighting simple steps that people can take to prevent vehicle theft and the importance of car security.
Tuggerah Lakes Police website