Police in Hucknall say burglary figures in the area have fallen recently following the arrests of four alleged offenders.
But they have warned residents to remember that opportunist theives are still out there looking for easy targets such as open windows and unlocked doors.
A spokesman said that officers were recording high levels of shop lifting.
Otmes in particular inclde cheese, batteries, makeup and meat.
A police spokesman said: “If you are aware of goods such as these being sold locally in your work place, pubs or car boots, please contact the police on 101 or contact crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Officers say that on Friday 26 July, in Burberry Avenue, Hucknall, entry was gained to a house by an unsecured door.
A handbag was taken from the hallway.
On Friday 26th July, in Alfreton Road, Underwood, an attempt was made to gain entry to a house.
Some damage was caused to a fence and a panel in a door.
A handbag containing house keys and a purse was taken during a burglary at a house in Titchfield Street, Hucknall, on Monday 29th July.
The wooden door to a scout hut in Forrest Road, Annesley Woodhouse was forced and items taken by thieves.
The raid took place on Monday 29th July.
On Wednesday 31st July, in Main Road, Kirkby Woodhouse, burglars attempted to break into a house.
The rear living room and rear kitchen window frames were forced.
No entry was gained.