Stow it away

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.

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