FIVE youths have been charged after a spate of thefts from vehicles in the Koroit area in recent weeks.
The youths, aged between 15 and 17, have now been bailed to appear in the Warrnambool Children's Court on August 23.
Sergeant Pat McKinnon said Koroit police interviewed the alleged offenders in relation to a series of thefts from motor vehicles as well as the theft of a car. Three are from Koroit, one from Warrnambool and the other from the Camperdown area.
Sergeant McKinnon said police had recovered a range of hand tools, a lap top, sunglasses, a torch and other items.
He said the youths were also charged with the theft of a car belonging to a local publican on June 11. The vehicle was recovered damaged in Bromfield Street.
"We'd like to remind people that most of the time these offenders broke into unlocked vehicles so it's a reminder to make sure your motor vehicles are locked and that no property is left inside."
Sergeant McKinnon said police recovered some items that were not reported missing so it was important that people contact the station if they thought they had been a victim of crime or if someone had broken into their car.
"They may think it may be insignificant but the information they provide could provide a piece of vital evidence."