Police are appealing for witnesses after a break in at a property in Arnold.
Officers say the incident took place at the property on Winterton Close on December 1 between 11am and 6pm.
An untidy search of the property was been made and small items taken such as jewellery and cash.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “Entry to the property was has gained by a small hole being smashed in the glass of the back door and the key, which was in the door, being used to unlock and gain entry to the property whilst the victim was out Christmas shopping.
They added: “Please can we please remind people not to leave house or car keys within easy reach of offenders. In the run-up to christmas make sure you also leave presents out of view and set alarms when leaving the house.”
Did you see or hear anything untoward in the area at this time? If so you can contact us on 101 quoting incident number 000638-01122018.