OXLEY Local Area Command police are urging holiday-makers to make sure their their homes are secure after two houses were broken into while their owners were away.
On Tuesday the owners of a Forest Rd, North Tamworth property reported two chainsaws had been stolen between 8am last Thursday and 4pm on Tuesday.
The two chainsaws were valued at $2400.
A toolbox valued at $1000 was stolen during a break-in at a South Tamworth home during the same period.
Police said the Churchill St home was broken into between midnight last Thursday and 10am on Tuesday, when its owners reported the break-in.
Tamworth police Senior Constable Matt Brownlee said home owners should take security precautions when they left for extended periods of time.
"Get the neighbours to look in, lock all doors and windows and report anything suspicious to police," Senior Constable Brownlee said.