Keep sheds and doors locked

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Police are warning residents to remain vigilant over the Christmas period .

Derbyshire residents are being urged to spruce up home security to stop unwanted visitors from targeting their property.

In recent weeks, police have been called to homes across the county where valuables including Christmas presents have been stolen. Police are advising people to invest in house, garage and shed alarms, making sure valuables are not left in view of passers-by, and reporting suspicious incidents to police immediately. Valuables can be registered for free on the secure website, which helps police reunite stolen items with their owners.