Police are investigating a burglary in North Cotes where thieves deliberately flooded the house and smeared cat food around.
DC Sarah Wright, of Louth CID, is investigating the break-in which happened in Sea Lane ‘within the last few days’.
A window was smashed to gain entry to the house and a padlock on the garage door was also forced.
Although it is believed that some bottles of wine were stolen, it appears the thieves’ aim was to cause damage as well as to steal, as the toilet was deliberately blocked to cause a flood and cat food was smeared around the property
DC Wright said: “One line of enquiry is that local juveniles may be responsible for the incident at this house and I would remind all young people that trespass and criminal damage are serious enough offences but breaking into a house is burglary and the consequences can be very grave indeed.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Wright by dialling 101 and quoting incident 167 of May 16.
Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.