Police in Dronfield are urging residents to be vigilant and encouraging them to report suspicious activity as they investigate a number of burglaries in the area.
During the past week officers have had reports of five homes which have been broken into.
The most recent incident took place on Salisbury Road at around 1am on Thursday, October 2. A woman was woken by her dog barking and found her conservatory had been broken into. Nothing had been taken.
Between Tuesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 2 three sheds on Fair View Road have also been targeted, with items including gardening equipment, ladders and a radio controlled toy aeroplane stolen.
Community Safety Inspector Russell Dakin said: “Enquiries are currently ongoing into these incidents and patrols are being stepped up in the area but we are appealing to residents to help us prevent crime and catch those responsible.
“Please report anything that you think could be suspicious to the police as soon as you notice it so that officers can make checks. Never feel that you are wasting time, because even if it turns out to be in order, we would rather you made that call so that we can ensure our community stays safe. “
To report suspicious incidents, or if you have any information, please contact Derbyshire police on 101 except in an emergency when the number is always 999.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime on 0800 555 111.