POLICE are warning motorists to be on their guard after a spate of smash and grab thefts.

They want owners in Fareham and Gosport to take extra care with valuables in their cars after 14 reports of such incidents there in the last week.

A number of taxis have also been targeted.

Officers recommend removing all valuables from your car and locking it even it is parked on your driveway and for taxis that they ensure all cash and cash dispensers are removed.

Police would like to hear from anyone who sees suspicious activity such as someone trying car door handles.

If you notice anyone acting suspiciously call police on 101 or if a crime is being committed call 999.