The Cochrane community is being asked to keep a close eye on their belongings.

The James Bay Detachments of the OPP are reminding community members to lock their vehicles and keep their homes secure.

OPP Provincial Constable and Media Officer Stephanie Belec says several separate cases of theft throughout the James Bay region in April has prompted this reminder.

Belec says following tips such as removing valuables from your cars, rolling up all windows and locking all doors can help you protect your property.

She says anyone with information regarding any of the thefts during the month of April are asked to contact your local police or Crime Stoppers.