The police in Thaba Nchu are warning vehicle owners about an increase in the theft of vehicle accessories, wheels and tyres. The trend is causing concern, as numerous cases have been reported at a local police station.Col Thandi Mbambo, provincial police spokesperson, said perpetrators targeted vehicles that were not parked in garages and enclosed parking areas, as well as those in residential areas without fencing. She encouraged vehicle owners to prioritise safety measures and beef up security, which can also help curb the increase in the theft of wheels and tyres, which criminals sell.“Residents are also urged to refrain from buying stolen vehicle parts, as this creates a market for criminals,” said Mbambo. “People purchasing stolen items can also be arrested and charged for the possession of suspected stolen goods if such items are found in their possession.”Brig. Kgothatso Ramokotjo, commander of the Selosesha cluster, has appealed for public assistance in providing information that could help bring perpretrators to book.Call the investigating officer, Det.Const. Lefa Mantsoe, on 051-873-9135 or 082-301-6359.