Appeal for information following business burglaries in the New Forest
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Officers in the New Forest are currently investigating reports of business burglaries which occurred overnight from Monday (9 October) into Tuesday (10 October).
We have received five reports of break-ins at businesses in Lymington, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst.
While enquiries into these incidents remain ongoing, we are appealing for witnesses for information which may assist in our investigation.
We are also very keen to hear from anyone who may have any CCTV, dash cam or doorbell camera footage of any of the incidents.
The details of the reported incidents are below. Please take a moment to read and share;
- Between 10.30pm on Monday (9 October) and 7.20am on Tuesday (10 October), it is reported that entry was forced to the White Rabbit pub in Romsey Road, Lyndhurst. No items were stolen, but damage was caused. Incident number 44230414157 refers.
- Between 11pm on Monday (9 October) and 7.30am on Tuesday (10 October), it is reported that there was a break-in at The Ferryman in Undershore Road, Lymington. A safe was stolen and damage caused. Incident number 44230414316 refers.
- Between 8pm on Monday (9 October) and 9am on Tuesday (10 October), it is reported that Deep Blue Fish and Chip Shop, High Street, Lymington, was broken into. Nothing was stolen but damage was caused. Incident number 44230414319 refers.
- Between 5pm on Monday (9 October) and 8am on Tuesday (10 October), a burglary is reported to have occurred at The Retreat in Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst. On that occasion, money and sausage rolls were stolen from the café. Damage was also caused. Incident number 44230414498 refers.
- Between 5.30pm on Monday (9 October) and 6am on Tuesday (10 October), it is reported that there was a break-in at The Cornish Bakery in High Street, Lymington. No items were stolen, but damage was caused. Incident number 44230414253 refers.
If you have information on any of the above incidents, please contact 101 and quote the corresponding incident numbers.
You can also report online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website.
If you wish to report anonymously, you can do so by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
High-visibility patrols will continue in the areas of these incidents, so please come and speak to officers in person if you wish to. They will be happy to hear and respond to your questions and concerns, as well as receive and record any information you may have on the recent incidents.
If you were also a victim of a business burglary on the night in question, but have yet to report this to us, please do so at the earliest opportunity.
For those of you who own a business, please also take a moment to have a look at the below link. It contains lots of very useful information, including crime prevention advice in relation to burglaries.
As ever, if you have a crime to report, or witness any suspicious activity in the area in which you live, please call 101. If it's an emergency, or a crime is in progress, please call 999.