String of break-and-enters in Townsville overnight
In the past 24 hours, eight residences have reportedly been broken into in the Townsville area.
While some of the thieves have left empty-handed, the stolen property has included cars, cash, bikes, keys, cameras and even cigarettes.
Police are urging all residents to be vigilant with the security of their property.
According to police, ensuring homes and vehicles are locked and properly secured will decrease your likelihood of becoming a victim of this type of crime.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24 hours a day.