Police advice is out to help residents stay safe from crime this Christmas and New Year.
Officers from Kenilworth SNT have reminded all to keep valuables and wrapped gifts out of sight of windows and not to leave items in cars.
All valuable property should be photographed and serial numbers logged somewhere which will be safe from opportunist thieves.
Items can also be marked with a UV pen to make them harder to sell on if stolen.
And take care when leaving the rubbish out not to have brand names of items on display on boxes and packaging.
Lock all doors and windows at night time or when you go out, and cancel all milk or newspaper deliveries if you go away for long periods of time. Also beware not to advertise the fact your house will be empty on social networking sites and ask a neighbour to keep an eye out for you.