West Parry Sound OPP is reminding residents to make sure you lock your vehicles.

Police are reporting a series of thefts from unattended cars has taken place in Parry Sound over the last few weeks.

Thieves have taken visible items from unlocked cars and in some cases after smashing windows.

Police recommend some of these crime prevention strategies to help prevent this from happening to you:

– Lock your vehicle. Completely close all vehicle windows when parked.
– Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle in plain view.
– If you have to leave your vehicle on the street, lock it and park it in a well-lit area.
– Engrave expensive accessories so that the thief will have difficulty disposing of them.
– Keep your driver’s license and vehicle registration with you, in your wallet or purse.
– Never leave your vehicle keys in plain view

If you see anything suspicious, call your local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).