Business owners in Lincoln are being warned to take precautions after a number of commercial premises were targeted in recent weeks.
Between Friday 27th February and today (Tuesday), six incidents have been reported in the Burton Road, St Mary’s Street, Sincil Street and Lower High Street areas.
Lincoln Centre Neighbourhood Policing Area Inspector, Pat Coates, said: “The offenders appear to be targeting small independent retailers whose premises are not alarmed, smashing glass in the front doors and stealing cash floats from tills and other cash on the premises.
“Six businesses have become victims in a very short period of time and I would urge retailers to be vigilant, remove cash from premises, and report any suspicious activity. If any business would like further crime prevention advice, please contact us”.
Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police by dialling 101 and quoting the incident number. Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.