POLICE are urging residents to remain wary of opportunist thieves as the weather warms up this weekend.

Barnsley West Neighbourhood Policing Team released key tips to reduce the risk of burglary and vehicle crime.

They included ensuring all equipment is locked up and all doors and windows are closed and locked despite the warm weather.

A spokesperson added: “Often officers see unattended vehicles with windows left open as owners either forget or are ventilating their vehicles.

“This is unfortunately an open opportunity for criminals to exploit.”