Sussex Police are investigating a burglary at Leppards Butchers in Crowborough

After a burglary in a butcher’s shop, the police asked for information and warned residents.

Sussex Police said staff at Leppards Butchers in Crowborough came in on Tuesday morning and found that entry to the rear of the property had been forced overnight.

The burglars had broken into the registers and stolen kitchen appliances, high-quality meat and groceries from inside.

Inspector Lauren Buck of Wealden Police said: “We would ask that if anyone notices meat being sold on local Facebook pages or groups to report it to the police and exercise caution when buying meat from unknown sellers.

“Officials were on patrol conducting inquiries and speaking to many local businesses in the North Wealden area. If you saw or heard anything in the early hours that you think we should know, please stop and tell us. You can also contact us online or by phone at 101 quoting serial number 149 dated 12/20. to contact.

“Local officers will also be visiting a number of other local businesses to offer safety and crime prevention advice ahead of Christmas. We know you have invested a lot of time, energy and money in your premises, please take the time to review your security measures.”

Police have urged business owners to take steps to protect them from crime:

Identify areas that might be vulnerable to forced entry and get them made more secure.

Ensure all service doors are locked and secured when not in use.

Make sure you have a monitored alarm and that it is fully functional.

Make sure your CCTV is operational, has facial recognition and good quality images, and covers all vulnerable areas (24-hour digital CCTV is also highly recommended). Sussex Police are investigating a burglary at Leppards Butchers in Crowborough

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