Opportunistic crimes are on the rise - police warn to not leave keys in cars..
Wimmera and Mallee Police are issuing warnings surrounding drivers exiting their vehicles with the car still running and with keys in the ignition.
Senior Sergeant, Brad Bennett says that it seems to be a growing trend;
"Life is such a 'hectic' pace up here that people can't afford to turn their car off when they go to buy a coffee or a newspaper." he said sarcastically.
"They're jumping out of the car, leaving the car running, they keys in the ignition and that's just inviting people to steal these cars."