Thieves target mobile phone store in Stamford - steal £30k worth of phones
Brazen thieves made off with £30,000 worth of high end mobile phones after smashing their way into a Stamford store.
The EE mobile store in High Street, which is located opposite the Tesco Express, was burgled during the early hours of Friday morning.
Three suspects forced their way into the store through the front door before making off with the valuable phones.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: "At about 4.50am this morning three offenders smashed through the door into the store and left with upwards of £30,000 worth of high end iPhones and Samsungs.
"The offenders have been travelling in a white Volkswagen Scirocco.
"Prior to committing this burglary we know they have been to the village of Colleyweston and stolen some vehicle registration plates from another car.
"These plates have been attached to the Scirocco and were on the vehicle when the burglary happened.
"Our enquiries this morning reveal a suspicious youth seen in Colleyweston at around 8.30pm last night."
Police appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the Colleyweston incident, the Stamford burglary or anyone who has seen the vehicle to contact them.
Staff at the store confirmed the burglary but could not provide further details as they are not permitted to speak to the media.
The shop was open for business as usual on Friday and the only tell-tale sign of the break-in was a boarded up front door.
An EE spokesman said: “We can confirm there was an incident at our Stamford High Street store.
"Thankfully no staff or members of the public were injured and we are supporting the police with their enquiries.”