North Yorkshire Police is issuing a warning to takeaways and bakeries in York following a recent spate of burglaries.
The suspects have been breaking in through the front windows and doors usually with a concrete block.
The incidents have so far taken place in the early hours of the morning, usually between midnight and 4am.
Officers proactively searching for the suspects and will be conducting both high visibility and plain clothes patrols in the areas of the burglaries but there’s a few things you can do to safeguard your business:
Make sure all money is cleared from the till at the end of each day and preferably banked or taken to a safe place
If you can, install shutters or window bars to stop the windows being accessible to thieves
Install CCTV or doorbell cameras which are triggered by movement
If your business has been targeted and you haven’t already reported it, please get in touch by calling 101 or reporting at our website.
If you see anyone acting suspiciously around these types of premises, please call 101 or 999 if you see a crime taking place.