People are being offered free shed alarms following a spate of break-ins in the town.
After a number of reports of thieves targeting sheds in Raunds recently, Raunds Town Council is warning people about the problem.
It is also offering free shed alarms so people in the town can try to protect their property.
Cllr Helen Howell, who is the mayor of Raunds, said “A number of shed break-ins have been reported across the region.
“We know that at this time of year it’s not just garden tools that people are keeping in their sheds, but also those special Christmas gifts such as children’s bikes.
“The town council therefore wants to encourage everyone to be vigilant and keep their property secure.
“So that we can also offer practical support, the council has purchased a number of shed alarms to give away to local residents.”
The alarms are simple to install and do not require electricity, if activated they emit a loud siren noise.
Anyone wishing to claim a free shed alarm can call at the town council offices between 9.30am and 2pm Monday to Friday.
The alarms are being given away on a first come, first served basis and are limited to one per household for Raunds residents only.