Police are warning residents to be vigilant following several reports of cycles taken from outbuildings in the Standen Park area of Lancaster.
Police are advising people to ensure outbuildings are secure and if possible use a security light.
Take a photograph of property such as bikes and power tools.
Security marking sessions are on-going in the city centre with the next session being on November 13, between noon and 2pm at Lancaster bus station.
Be aware of who is cycling around you and do not utilise security apps when just leaving your property as this can alert offenders to your address. There is an increased police presence in the area.