Police investigating burglary at Crowborough butchers
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Police are appealing for information and issuing a warning to residents following a burglary at Leppards Butchers in Crowborough.
Staff at the Croft Road store came in on the morning of Tuesday (December 20) to find entry had been forced to the rear of the property overnight. The suspects had broken the tills and stolen kitchen equipment, high-value meat, and food products from inside.
Inspector Lauren Buck of Wealden Police said: “We would ask if anyone notices any meat being sold on any local Facebook pages or groups, that this is reported to police, and to be cautious of purchasing any meat from unknown sellers.
“Officers have been out on patrol, conducting enquiries, and speaking to many local businesses in the North Wealden area. If you saw or heard anything in the small hours of the night that you think we need to know about, please stop and tell us. You can also contact us online or by calling 101 quoting serial 149 of 20/12.
“Local officers will also be visiting a number of other local businesses to offer reassurance and crime prevention advice in the lead up to Christmas; we know you have invested a great deal of time, energy, and money in your business premises, please take the time to check your security measures.”
Take steps to protect your business from crime:
Identify areas that may be vulnerable to forced entry and have them made more secure.
Make sure any service doors are locked and secure when not in use.
Ensure you have a monitored alarm and that it’s fully operational.
Make sure your CCTV is operational, provides facial recognition as well as good quality images and covers any vulnerable areas (24-hour digital CCTV is also highly recommended).