Police have warned residents to lock their doors after a woman had an Xbox stolen from her Hamilton unit during a daylight burglary.
Hamilton police Sergeant Simon Bourke said the woman left her unit about 3pm, leaving the glass sliding door closed over but unlocked and the curtains drawn.
She returned about 5pm to find the curtains open, the door ajar and her Xbox gone.
The Xbox is worth about $200.
Sergeant Bourke said the message to all residents was pretty simple.
"Lock your doors and secure your possessions," he said.
"Thieves will take the opportunity if it's presented to them. Lock your house and car, keep your possessions as safe as possible."
Portland police are reporting that a car stolen from Warrnambool has been found burnt out in Gorae near Portland.
Police found the burnt out vehicle at 4pm on Monday. The vehicle is owned by a woman from St Kilda.
Anyone with information about the burnt out stolen car or the Hamilton burglary is requested to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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