PROPERTY marking kits are being handed out in Chesterfield in a bid to deter burglars in the run up to Christmas.
Police from Chesterfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team are offering the Smartwater kits after a series of burglaries in the town.
The kits are to be delivered to homes in Milldale Close, Carsington Close and Yeldersley Close.
Officers hope burglars will avoid the area if they know valuables are marked up with the DNA-type substance, linking belongings to specific homes.
It can be applied to TVs, laptops and cars to ensure that if they are stolen they can be returned to their rightful owners.
PCSO Steve Bircumshaw, said: “SmartWater is a really good deterrent.”