Burglars went on the rampage in the Enniskillen area at the weekend, targeting 18 cars in just three days.

Of these, 10 vehicles left at the Killyhevlin Hotel car park were targeted late on Saturday night.

In many cases, the burglars appeared to have broken into vehicles, only to find nothing they wanted.

The first incident was reported at 5.45pm on Friday after burglars stole £300 from a Renault Clio at Killynure Park.

A Vauxhall Nova at Drumawill Gardens was damaged the same night.

On Saturday, thieves broke the side window of a car parked at Lough Navar at around 5.10pm. A handbag containing cash and bank cards was stolen when a car parked at Castle Coole was broken into at 5.50pm.

Early on Sunday morning, a Peugeot car parked near Maud’s and another at Queen Street car park had their windows smashed.

A car parked at Moyletra Gardens was left with a broken tail light and wing mirror, while a Volvo parked at the Killyhevlin Hotel was damaged at around 4.50pm.

Chief Inspector John Maxwell warned car owners to take care where they parked and what they left in their cars.

“Our message is simple – never, ever leave valuables in your car,” he said.

“There have been several cases in which valuables such as mobile phones and handbags have been left in cars. That is just putting temptation in the way of thieves.

“Always remove all valuables when you park your car and always try to park in a well-lit area.

“Those who target cars are a scourge on our society and police are appealing to everyone in the community to help us deal with this problem.”