Petty thieves are targeting vehicles on the Halifax peninsula, warn the Halifax Regional Police.

They said the area around Point Pleasant Park is a particular hot spot. In a release, police said they have had seven reports of smashed windows in the main parking lot in the past month. Items were stolen from the vehicles in each case.

There has also been an increase in thefts from vehicles elsewhere on the peninsula. Police reported 14 vehicle break-ins in the past 10 days.

In most cases, police said owners left items that thieves would want in plain view.

Officers are urging people to keep their vehicles locked and to remove anything of value before leaving the car.