Second charity shop in Stamford is burgled

Police are appealing for information after Age UK in St Paul's Street, Stamford was burgled. EMN-141029-143730001
Police are appealing for information after Age UK in St Paul's Street, Stamford was burgled. EMN-141029-143730001
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Police are appealing for information after another charity shop in Stamford was burgled.

Age UK in St Paul’s Street, Stamford was broken into over night between 5.15pm yesterday (Tuesday), and 08.35am this morning (Wednesday).

Police said the thieves got in through the back door and stole money from a cash box. Enquiries are still ongoing and the shop is currently closed, with a sign on the door stating “closed until further notice”.

The other burglary happened at Penny Lane, also on St Paul’s Street, just across the road from Age UK, sometime between 3.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Monday.

Thieves got in through a rear window and took cash from the safe inside the shop. Officers have carried out a number of enquiries in the area and are investigating whether the two incidents are linked. Local teams have also visited other shops in the area to offer advice and reassurance.

Police investigating the incidents would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious relating to the burglaries, or anyone who thinks they may have any information relevant to the enquiry.

Please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 105 for Penny Lane and 57 for Age UK.

A further charity shop was burgled on Monday night in Bourne. Thieves broke into St Barnabas Hospice in North Street and stole the shop’s safe. They got in through the back of the shop, by removing a window from upstairs.

Police have not yet confirmed whether all of the incidents are related.