Farm owners in Belper are being urged to be on their guard following two break–ins.
A derelict farm in Openwood Farm, Belper was targeted some time between September 23 and 26 after burglars gained entry through an insecure ground floor window. Twenty lengths of copper pipe and two electric drills were taken.
A shed at another farm in Whitemoor Lane, Belper was broken into between September 23 and 24.
Several lorry tyres, a roll of electric fence wire and a hatchet were taken.
Anyone with information is urged to call 101.