DON'T let thieves spoil your holiday fun by making it easier for them to steal your valuables.
That's the message from Coffs Harbour police who will be out in force in beach areas during the next six weeks.
Plainclothes and uniformed officers will be patrolling these areas in a bid to reduce the number of thefts from cars.
"We're reminding people not to leave valuables in view of thieves," Detective Senior Sergeant Andrew Martin said.
"They should always ensure their vehicle is locked and either not leave the valuables within view, or not have them in the car in the first place.
"If anyone sees suspicious activity in car parks, they should contact their local police.
"The amount of thefts from vehicles increases during this time of year and tourists need to remember they should be security conscious even when they're on holidays.
"Don't be complacent about it just because you're away from home.
"Lock your vehicles, your motel rooms and your caravans."
Sgt Martin said police would be patrolling car parks, the Coffs Harbour central business district and Park Beach Plaza to drive down crime.
"You don't know who could be watching you," he said.