Police are appealing for information after two properties belonging to elderly residents on the same street were broken into in North Derbyshire.
The culprits targeted a garage and a home on Snape Hill Lane, Dronfield, between 10pm on Wednesday and 8.30am yesterday.
In the first burglary, the offenders targeted an outbuilding.
They gained access to the garage through a window before taking items from inside and fleeing the scene.
On the same night, offenders also entered another property on the same street through a front patio door. They were disturbed by an internal alarm system, but made off with keys.
Police are now stepping up patrols in the area and are urging witnesses to contact them.
Residents are advised to step up their crime prevention in a bid to prevent similar offences occurring.
PC Sally Horner, from the Dronfield safer neighbourhood team, said: “The two properties have been targeted in these incidents sit near to a busy junction and so we’re urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to get in touch with information.
“We will be stepping up patrols in the area and are encouraging residents to be vigilant and take note of simple crime prevention advice including installing an alarm system, motion sensitive lighting and locks to their property in a bid to clamp down on this type of crime.”
n To contact a safer neighbourhood team call 101.