Focus Editor Claire Craven has asked local residents to make sure that they're extra careful with their home security at the moment.
With Lancashire Police warning that properties around the Pedder Street and Wellfield Road areas have been targeted victims of burglary, Claire expressed the importance of making sure your home is secure.
"They say a person's home is their castle. And like any castle, nobody wants uninvited intruders to come and ransack the place.
"Make sure you check the doors and windows are locked before going out and going to bed. If you're going on holiday, contact the Police, and you can borrow a home security pack that has various devices to deter potential burglars from breaking in.
"With Christmas coming up, the last thing we want is for your presents to be stolen!"