Police have revealed two areas are being targeted by car thieves.

Vehicles have been stolen from driveways in Radlett and Elstree prompting officers to issue a warning.

Thieves are trying car door handles and making off with keyless ones in particular.

Hertsmere safer neighbourhood team inspector Rachael Robertson said: “We have seen a small increase in thefts of vehicles across the borough.

"Most recently vehicles have been stolen from driveways in the Radlett and Elstree areas and we have also received reports of opportunist thieves trying door handles on cars.

“We’re increasing patrols in hotspot areas and using intelligence to identify offenders but we also need motorists to help us by reviewing their vehicle security, especially those with keyless vehicles and reporting any suspicious behaviour to us.

“One of the easiest things you can do is place your car fob into a Faraday bag or a metal tin when you’re at home. This blocks the signal between the key and car, which means thieves are unable to use devices to detect and boost the signal from your car fob in order to gain access to your vehicle.

“Please also make sure you do simple things such as double checking your vehicle’s doors are locked and all the windows are closed.”