POSTERS warning would-be criminals that sheds, garages and other outbuildings are alarmed are being handed out as part of an anti-burglary drive.
Derbyshire Police have teamed up with Derbyshire Dales District Council to offer the posters to people living in and around Ashbourne.
The large signs, which read ‘Warning: Alarmed’ have been designed after a rise in burglaries and are available free of charge to anyone living in the district.
Sergeant Andy Wordsworth said: “Burglars will often only go for outbuildings that they think will be an easy target so advertising as clearly as possible that they are alarmed can be a real help.
“We want to stop crime before it happens, which is why we’re encouraging as many people as possible to come and pick one up.
“It’s a simple security step that, along with shed alarms and other kit, can be the difference between becoming a burglary victim and deterring a criminal altogether.”
The posters can be collected from Ashbourne’s enquiry office in Compton but recipients must show their Derbyshire Dales address.
To find out more about the posters call 101 or 01629 761 100.