Appeal after three stores targeted in less than 20 minutes
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We are on scene at three stores in the Market Rasen area following reports they had been targeted in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 31 May).
The first incident was reported at 3.32am, where the glass door at Boots in Queen Street, Market Rasen, had been damaged and the premises searched. It is believed that high-value perfume and other goods was stolen, but full details are still be confirmed. Incident 28 of 31 May relates.
The second was a report at 3.37am that the Post Office in Gainsborough Road, Middle Rasen, had been targeted, with the door again damaged. The premises was searched and cigarettes reported to have been stolen. A vehicle, believed to have been a dark coloured Audi, is believed to have left the scene in the Gainsborough direction. Incident 31 of 31 May relates.
The third incident was reported at 3.47am at the Post Office in Main Street, Normanby-by-Spital. We received an emergency call that a door to the premises had been damaged and two men had been seen to steal goods from inside before being disturbed and making off in a black-coloured car in the Lincoln direction along the A15. Incident 33 of 31 May relates.
We remain on scene at all three locations today, including with specialist crime scene investigators and detectives from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) who are conducting further enquiries in and around the local area.
We are appealing for anyone we have not yet spoken with who may have CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage which can help with our investigation to come forward.
We are currently treating these incidents as linked, but we are keeping an open mind as our investigation progresses.
If you can help, there are a number of ways to get in touch:
By calling 101 quoting the relevant incident number
By emailing [email protected] quoting the relevant incident number in the subject line.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.