POLICE have warned motorists the Blacktown region has a higher than average rate of thefts from motor vehicles.
"While the NSW Police actively targets these types of incidents, there are steps the public can take," a police spokesman said.
"Don't keep valuables and personal items in your car; make sure all windows are closed and doors are locked, even when your car is parked at home.
"Keep all valuables out of sight and if you park in a garage make sure you lock it."
He also advised people to protect their data and to beware of identity theft.
More information: crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au