Police have issued a warning to homeowners after four vehicles were stolen during burglaries taking place over the past week.
Four cars were stolen from two different properties in the Woodthorpe area of Arnold by means of burglary.
They both occurred overnight and both the attacked properties were left insecure.
Now police are warning residnets to ensure their properties are more secure.
A spokesman for Gedling Police said: “Securing your home is the best way to reduce the chance of you becoming a victim of burglary.
“Most domestic burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves looking for the easiest way of getting into your home without being seen or disturbed. Sometimes they don’t even have to use force – they get through an open window or door.
“Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar. Are there places where a burglar could break into your home without being seen? How would you get in if you had forgotten your keys? If you could get inside, so could a burglar.
They added: “Can we ask that you remain extra vigilant and if you see anything or anyone acting suspiciously, please do not hesitate to contact us on 101 or if an emergency, 999.