Monday, November 28, 2022

£40,000 of goods stolen in Lincoln burglaries

Lincolnshire Police are investigating three burglaries which have resulted in thousands of pounds of fragrance, artwork and sporting goods being stolen.

The thefts have taken place in the past week at House of Fraser, Trent Galleries, and JD Sports in Lincoln city centre. In all incidents, the suspect is believed to have smashed the window before stealing the items and riding down the cycle path to the south west of the city towards Boultham.

Police say they are keeping an open mind, but are considering the possibility that the incidents are linked. They believe that the items may be being sold on directly by the person who stole the goods, or being handled by an individual who is taking possession of the stolen goods.

Police are appealing for dashcam, CCTV, doorbell, or mobile phone footage to help with their enquiry, and are keen to view footage from the location of the incidents and the nearby streets, as well as Lincoln to Boultham cycle path and surrounding streets which may have captured an individual on a bike, or carrying a number of bags.

The first incident took place at 2.05am on Wednesday 10 August, and saw around £4,000 of fragrance stolen from House of Fraser in High Street.

The second was on Saturday 13 August following a break-in at Trent Galleries in Sincil Street, where more than £35,000 of artwork was taken. The burglary is believed to have happened at 2.35am.

Then on Monday 15 August police received a report that JD Sports in High Street had been targeted and around £1,000 of stock taken. It is believed to have taken place between 4.50am and 5am.

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