A reformed burglar is offering homeowner's advice on how to keep their belongings safe over the festive season.
It's part of Devon and Cornwall Police's 12 days of Christmas Campaign, designed to tackle the rise in crime at this time of year. Jacquie Bird has been talking to the former criminal - whose identity we've protected - about how easy it is to steal.
It's been a gloomy summer and it looks like being a grim Christmas, in Exeter at least. The city may be without its Christmas lights for the first time in decades.
The shopping centres will be lit up but the High street shops say they can't afford the tens of thousands of pounds it costs.
John Andrews reports: