With people getting out and about enjoying the good weather, gardaí in Kilkenny are warning people not to leave valuables in their vehicles at beauty spots.
They are reminding motorists to park in a secure location and to ensure they lock their vehicles.
Most importantly, gardaí warned people never to leave anything worth stealing in sight in a vehicle.
They also warned against hiding valuables in a car after parking as someone may be watching.
"In many scenic areas people leave valuables in their cars before hacking off along a trail," local gardaí stated.
"DON'T. Thieves target these spots. Leave your valuables at home or bring them with you.
"Wallets, phones, handbags etc. are all too tempting for the opportunist offender."
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