EIGHT vehicles were broken into and property stolen across the Narrabri area during a one-night crime spree.
One Monday night vehicles parked in Genanagie St, Gibbons St, Maitland St and Cooma Rd were targeted by the offenders.
Among the items stolen were a black 32Gb iPod, UHF CB radio, Navman GPS unit, car keys and cash.
Barwon Local Area Command police are again appealing for local residents to get security conscious with their vehicles and remove items of value.
Barwon commander Superintendent Jenny Hayes said the incidents occurred after residents left valuable items in plain sight in their vehicles overnight.
"Thefts from vehicles are happening with increasing regularity and most items are left in plain view, making them easy targets for criminals," Superintendent Hayes said.
"Offenders are keen to take advantage of any item left in sight."
She said it was concerning that all of the vehicles targeted were left unsecured.
"Thieves will take the chance that any bag left in a vehicle is going to have something of value in it, often smashing a window to access it," she said.
"Unfortunately it is no longer the case that residents in country towns can afford to be complacent with crime prevention.
"We must work together to improve security, report criminal activity and protect our communities.
"Lock your homes, lock your cars, don't leave valuables in plain sight and if you witness persons acting suspiciously, report to your local police."