Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has made an appeal for the return of personal effects taken during the burglary of a car in the Ballymagroarty area at the weekend.
He said there has been a noticeable upsurge of cars being broke into in the district over the past few weeks.
“To have your car being broken into and damaged at any time is bad enough with the cost of getting it repaired but it is made all the worse when personal items are stolen.
“In the latest case items such as a driver licence was taken. The person who owns the car needs the licence for their work. I would make an appeal for anyone in the area who has found a licence, paperwork in the street or in a garden to hand it in as soon as possible. And if anyone sees suspicious activity around cars late at night to contact the police straight away.”
Over the weekend, police received reports of cars being targeted at Thornhill Park, Synge Court and Culmore Road.
Information can be given on the police non-emergency number, 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.