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Raids on businesses could be linked says Burton sergeant

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 22, 2014

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A SERIES of break-ins at industrial units in a Burton street have been linked.

Thieves stole a ‘significant’ amount of cash and bank documents from Burton Building Plastics, in Hawkins Lane, according to Sergeant Bob Champeau (pictured), who is based at town town’s police station.

The break-in, which took place between 5pm, on April 17, and 9am, on April 19, has now been linked to two similar raids on other premises in the road.

Thieves broke in to Timber merchants Harlow Bros Ltd after they removed a rear window, overnight between March 28 and 29.

Once inside, they searched through the premises and fled with cash.

Four days earlier, on March 25, it was reported to the police that three scanners were stolen, along with cash, from a mechanic firm in Hawkins Lane.

It is believed the equipment is used to scan for faults on vehicles and are worth about £3,000 each.

Sgt Champeau said: “Due to the location and due to the items going missing, we are linking these burglaries in Hawkins Lane.

“So I would ask for business owners and people who use that part of town to report anything suspicious to us.”

Information can be reported to the police by calling 101, or to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111.

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