Police are investigating a number of break and enters into commercial premises in the Kiama CBD over the past month.
During the investigation, investigators identified several break and enters and attempted break and enters on businesses that weren't reported to police.
"I encourage all victims of crime to report their incident to police," Lake Illawarra Police District Sergeant Peter Northey said.
"It doesn't matter if it's a break and enter, an attempted break and enter, a malicious damage, an assault, or even a minor stealing, if it's an offence police will investigate it.
"If the community work with police, together we can reduce crime and make our community a safer place.
"There are multiple ways of reporting crime to police.
"In an emergency call 000, Lake Illawarra Police can be contacted on 4232 5599, Police Assistance Line 131 444, or via our online community portal https://portal.police.nsw.gov.au.
"Police are urging all business owners and staff not to leave cash on the premises after hours."
If anyone has any information about the break and enters at Kiama, contact Lake Illawarra Police District's 'Anti Theft Unit' or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.