North Somerset's Volunteer Police Cadets have been warns people about thefts from cars as part of their first reactive work since the unit formed in November.
They've been delivering letter to residents in Felton, warning them about a number of recent incidents in which a laptop, sat navs and camera have been taken. Police say in 11 reports 10 of the cars were unlocked at the time.
Motorists are being encouraged by police to take extra precautions when locking their cars. It's in a bid to reduce break ins.
The number of thefts from vehicles in Dorset has risen by more than 12 per cent so far this year. That means more than 350 offences. Dorset Police are reminding motorists to make their vehicles are securely locked and that there are no valuables left on display.
Police are hunting a gang that's sprayed yellow paint on at least 150 cars across the south of England - including Somerset. The rampage has cost tens of thousands of pounds in repair bills. Detectives believe the incidents, which range from here to as far away as Northampton, are connected.