'Satnav thieves using information stored to burgle owner's homes', warn police.
Thieves are stealing car's satellite navigation systems so that they can use them to target people's homes in burglaries, police warned.
Criminals are breaking into vehicles parked in public places to take sat navs before following the directions to 'home' which many users store on the gadget.
They then are able to make their second 'hit' on the victim - and burgle the property knowing the occupant is likely to be out.
Police urged motorists to wipe their personal details from the gadgets or risk having their homes ransacked.
'They need to be wary of entering details of their home address or telephone number into their satellite navigation kit. If the item is stolen, saved details such as this could direct thieves to the owner's home address.
"We urge these details should not be saved - but if they must be saved, they should be named in a way which does not provide a link to a home address.
"It may be worthwhile to use the name of a person rather than the word 'home'."