TWO cars stolen during break-ins in Tamworth have been destroyed after they were torched at the weekend.
Homes were hit by thieves in Upper Street, Drummond Road, Stewart Avenue and two in Westdale were broken into over the weekend with goods including computer games consoles, keys and phones taken.
A Holden Commodore and a Ford ute stolen in the break and enters were torched and destroyed, including one dumped at Hallsville.
Investigators were continuing to piece together the reports on Monday with police calling for anyone that might have CCTV footage from homes or dashcam vision of the cars being driven late at night and into the morning.
Oxley Detective Acting Inspector Jason Darcy urged locals not to leave their keys in easy sight or reach, and "target harden" their homes.
"Police remind residents to secure their premises and their cars; don't leave roller door keys in their cars overnight because we have seen offenders easily access premises this way," he said.
"We need community members to target harden their premises, so that means securing their valuables and cars; not leaving wallets or goods in easy reach; locking windows and doors; and remaining vigilant.
"If you see anyone in your street acting suspiciously, then call police."
Anyone with information on the break-ins or who saw the cars being driven is urged to contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999.