Motor vehicle owners are requested to secure their cars at all times and avoid leaving the keys inside as it becomes an easy target for opportunists.
This follows two cases reported in the Southern and Western Division.
The first case was reported on the 14th of February at the Valelevu Police Station.
The driver of the taxi had stopped to buy a bottle of juice at a service station without allegedly locking his car when he returned he found his car missing.
The car was later found abandoned in Tovata. A 30year old man residing in Namadi was later charged for theft of motor vehicle and will be produced at the Nasinu Magistrates Court today.
In the second case reported in Nadi, a 17year old youth from Nawaka was brought in for questioning for a similar offence which took place yesterday morning.
The suspect allegedly stole the vehicle which was parked at the Nadi Hospital.
The owner a 30year old man from Korovuto in Nadi had not securely locked his car while he went inside the Hospital.
The vehicle was later found abandoned in Votualevu.