Thieves target four Lyme shops

PUBLISHED: 10:42 17 June 2016


Police warn traders not to leave cash on their premises overnight

Four businesses in Lyme Regis were targeted by thieves on Wednesday night (June 15).

A shop in Coombe Street was entered and cash taken from the till and charity boxes stolen.

The other three stores, which were on Marine Parade, had attempts made to force doors but no entry was gained.

A spokesman for the Lyme Regis Neighbourhood Policing team said: “Please do not leave cash in tills overnight, some businesses are still leaving substantial amounts of cash and it is too tempting for thieves.

“A crowbar type implement was used to force the doors, which were all made of wood. If your business has wooden doors and windows please revisit your security. Do you have a working alarm and/or CCTV?”

The latest incidents follow a burglary at Holmbush Cafe earlier this week in which a microwave and a charity box were stolen.

If anyone has any information regarding any of these crimes then please call 101.

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