Police warning after 20 shed break-ins across two Northamptonshire towns since New Year

There have been 20 shed break-ins since the New Year

There have been 20 shed break-ins since the New Year

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Police officers will be in Raunds this weekend to offer crime prevention advice after 20 sheds in the area have been broken into since the New Year.

There have been 20 shed break-ins in Raunds and Rushden since the start of the year, most of which took place last weekend.

Local officers will be in the Market Square, Raunds, between 11am and 3pm tomorrow (Saturday) to speak to people and provide crime prevention advice.

Inspector Julie Mead said: “Investigations into these shed breaks are taking place and we are working hard to disrupt those people responsible.

“We are providing an extra presence in the area, targeting key locations and times in a bid to prevent further incidents as well as raising awareness of the issue.

“The team will also be holding a crime prevention event at the weekend, to share crime prevention hints and tips with the community and we hope to see a lot of people there.”

In many of the cases the padlocks have been broken off the sheds and items including garden tools, bikes and even a child’s quad bike stolen.

Advice on home security is also available on the Northamptonshire Police website or you can contact the East Northants Safer Community Team online or by calling 101.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents or who may have been offered garden items for sale, is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111555.

Alternatively you fill out an anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.