Police are reminding shoppers to be on their guard in the run up to Christmas.
Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team will be chatting to residents about crime prevention in a bid to crack down on theft over the festive season.
PCSO Hayley Grundy said: “Keep your items in a secure zipped bag and be on your guard to stop thieves getting their hands on your belongings.”
Purse chains are used to attach the purse to a zip inside a handbag, to help prevent the purse being stolen from the . Bells are also used as a deterrent to thieves.
Valuables such as mobile phones can also be registered for free on the secure online database www.immobilise.com. For more information call 101.