Shops in Workington hope that a new police presence will help them guard against theft.
The flat-pack, "Cut-out coppers", have apparently deterred thieves in other areas - now Cumbria police have enlisted their help.
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With internet sales set to peak today Cumbria Trading Standards is warning of the dangers of buying counterfeit Christmas presents.
Cumbria Police issue burglary and theft warning ahead of the festive season.