Spate of burglaries in town centre

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POLICe have warned businesses in Worksop town centre not to leave cash in the tills overnight after a number of burglaries over the past week.

Several shops in the town centre have been targeted during the past three days, as have restaurants, cafes and takeaways elsewhere in Nottinghamshire.

As a result, Nottinghamshire Police’s “pre-crime” unit issued advice to businesses in Worksop town centre yesterday.

A spokesman said: “Install an autodial alarm, which can be linked to the police control room.

“Ensure the till drawer is left open overnight to make it clear that there is no cash present, and display a clearly visible, brightly coloured notice stating that there is no cash left on the premises overnight.

“Printable notices are available to Business Watch subscribers or by contacting the pre-crime unit on 101, extension 800 3035.

“If necessary, make use of a safe to store cash.”

Although two men were arrested on Wednesday, February 29 in connection with a number of burglaries in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, police say they are not necessarily linked with the incidents in Worksop.