POLICE are investigating a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in Popley.

Since Tuesday, 5 December, officers have received reports of at least seven incidents where parked vehicles have been targeted.

Opportunists who travel through the area are believed to be trying car door handles in order to identify which vehicles they are able to gain access to.

PCSO Christie Norris said: “Please do everything you can to ensure your vehicle is not one of these. Taking an extra couple of seconds to check your vehicle is locked could save you a lot of time and money.”

If you have any information regarding these incidents or have any concerns, contact police on 101.