On The 12th Day Of Christmas - Protect Your Car From Theives
4:58pm 12th December 2012
"Protect your car from thieves" is the message of the day from Dorset Police.
Its day 12 of their advent calendar and the Force has released a special YouTube video for motorists.
The video message is simple don't leave your doors unlocked and keep any valuables out of sight!
A 10% increase in vehicle crime has taken place between January and October this year compared to the same period of 2011 - so it is important for people to take steps to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of this crime.
Detective Inspector Richard Dixey, of the Dorset Police Priority Crime Team, said: "Presents and valuables should not be left in cars, either in view or hidden away.
"Windows and doors should always be securely locked when vehicles are left.
You can view the video here online.