POLICE in Derbyshire are urging residents to keep their homes secure in the run-up to Christmas.
Officers are encouraging people to store presents in a hidden, secure location, and leave a light on if they go out after dark.
Residents should also ensure burglar alarms are in working order and report suspicious activity to police. Festive gifts can be registered at www.immobilise.com, the national property database.
To report suspicious activity call 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Visit www.derbyshire.police.uk for security tips.