Sinn Féin Councillor, Patricia Logue, has issued a warning to residents in the greater Bishop Street and Brandywell areas to be on the alert for lead thefts.
Colr. Logue was speaking after a number of homes were targeted in the area.
She said: “Lead thieves have targeted a number of homes in the Glendara area over the past 24 hours.
“These are not opportunist small time thefts and we have had a similar spate of thefts across the district not that long ago.”
Colr. Logue added: “There have been a number of stories in the local Press over the past few years regarding the theft of lead from homes, businesses and schools in the Derry area.
“I would urge the PSNI to put in place whatever resources are available to apprehend whoever is behind these thefts, and if the community have any information on who is responsible they should bring it forward.”