£14,000 of goods stolen in commercial burglaries

Lancaster Police Station.
Lancaster Police Station.

Police are linking a series of commercial burglaries on an industrial estate in Lancaster.

Overnight between January 28 and 29, four units were broken into on Lancaster Business Park on Caton Road and in total, around £14,000 worth of goods, including laptops, mobile phones, watches and perfume were stolen.

Two of the offences took place at business premises on Mannin Way.

One burglary was reported at Independent Contractor Services where a blunt instrument was used to get in through a first floor fire door where a methodical search was carried out before an old Blackberry mobile phone in non-working order was stolen.

The offenders also targeted a business unit called Purely Creative where they prised open a ground floor window and removed numerous boxes of Superdry watches, Clinique Happy perfume and Kate Moss summer perfume, together worth more than £9,000.

Two further offences took place when burglars got into Persimmon House and selected a 2ftx2ft green safe containing cash as well as four HP Laptops and two mobile phones.

Police are also investigating an attempted burglary at BT Directories Ltd where an attempt was made to gouge open the front door lock without success.

DC Tris Hardwick from Lancaster Reactive CID said: “An investigation is underway and given the similarities and the timescales of the offences we believe the offences to be linked.

“I would appeal to anybody with any information about any of these burglaries to come forward and call Lancashire Police on 101.

“The weight and number of items taken would suggest a vehicle was used so I’d be keen to hear from anyone that saw a vehicle parked up in the area or anyone acting suspiciously.”

Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.