CAR owners are being reminded to keep their car keys out of sight in the house, after another prestige car theft in Mount Eliza on Monday night or early Tuesday morning, 20-21 June.
A white Audi was stolen from a house in Kunyung Road after thieves got into the locked house and stole the car keys while the occupants were asleep.
Police say criminals breaking into homes and swiping car keys while unwitting owners sleep is still a problem on the Mornington Peninsula.
They are urging home occupants to lock their doors at night and do not keep car keys in obvious sight.
According to 2020 statistics from the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, seven in 10 cars are stolen with their own keys.
In Mornington for the year 2020/2021, statistics show 23 cars were reported stolen, with 60 per cent of those taken from residences.
In Frankston, including Frankston North and Frankston South 121 cars were stolen.