After a string of garden furniture theft in the Ashton area, police have tipped residents.
Everything from the garden to the flowerpot was stolen.
Police are stepping up patrols of the town after the theft.
Alan Stafford, esinton community inspector, said: \"I appreciate it, especially in the summer evenings when garden furniture is heavily used, but it can be expensive to replace it.
\"If possible, or if necessary, anything of value should be firmly secured indoors and not in use.
\"Usually, a simple chain and lock can prevent the furniture from being stolen.
\"It is clear that there is a market for stolen items and we are calling on anyone who is offered what appears to be an item in storengaden to contact us.
\"Anyone with stolen information can contact Ashington policon 01661 872555 and ext 61626.