Police are urging residents living in the Oldfield Park, Southdown, Twerton and Whiteway areas of Bath to report any issues with damage to or theft from vehicles.
Six vehicles in Kelston View had their windscreens smashed overnight on Wednesday 9th to Thursday 10th December and on Monday 9th November a similar number of vehicles had their tyres damaged in Haycombe Drive/Blagdon Park.
Neighbourhood officers are also investigating more than a dozen incidents since the beginning of December in which cash and other small items were taken from cars overnight.
Police believe more incidents may have gone unreported.
It’s important to report incidents so that officers can identify patterns of crime and target offenders.
Officers are recommending that cars are emptied of anything which could tempt an opportunist thief and left secure with the alarm activated.
If you see anyone acting suspiciously around a neighbour’s vehicle and believe a crime is underway, call 999 immediately.
If you hear a car alarm sounding, police are asking you to look outside if you feel safe to do so and again if you see someone tampering with a vehicle, call 999.
If you have any information about those responsible for the various incidents, call 101 quoting reference 5220180273 (thefts) or 5220280200 (damage).