The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a wallet from a vehicle that was left unlocked in the victim’s driveway.

As a result, police are urging the public to keep their cars locked and their valuables out of sight.

WCSO Chief Deputy Bob Keating said the most recent complaint came in Tuesday, Sept. 7, when a woman called to report that her wallet had apparently been stolen from her vehicle. The complainant told the investigating officer, Deputy James Porter, that the last time she had seen the wallet was in her car Sept. 4. The car was reportedly parked at the woman’s Pond Road North residence, Keating said, and it was left unlocked.

The wallet is described as leather, and measures about 12 inches long and six inches wide. There was about $140 in cash inside the wallet at the time it went missing.

Keating said the investigation continues, and that there are no suspects to date. He added that all residents are at risk of being victims of similar crimes, even if they live in a rural setting.

“I would encourage people to lock their cars. We’ve had several incidents like this over the summer,” he said. “We do have people out there pilfering items from vehicles and just looking to steal whatever they can.”

Anyone who sees suspicious activity around their home or vehicle is encouraged to contact police at 338-2040.