Cash stolen from parking machines in Stamford

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Thieves have stolen a large amount of money from three car park ticket machines in Stamford for the second time in less than a month.

Three South Kesteven District Council car park cash box’s were broken into in the early hours of yesterday morning (Monday).

Two were in the Cattle Market carpark, off Station Road, and the other was in Bath Row.

All the car parking machines are still in use today (Tuesday).

Sector inspector for Stamford Mike Burnett said he would step up patrols in the area and would speak to the district council about security measures.

On October 11, car park ticket machines in St Leonard’s Street and in Cattle Market were raided by thieves.

District council officials said they were reviewing collection rounds and working with the machine manufacturers to make them more secure.

Signs were also fitted to the machines stating that no money is left in them overnight.

Police are appealing for anyone with information or who has witness people acting suspiciously call police on 101 quoting Incident number 271 of November 4.

Alternatively contact independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers by call 0800 555 111 anonymously or report online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.