Shopkeepers crime alert

Police warning
Police warning

Police have warned there have recently been two incidents in the Wolds area (Horncastle and Spilsby) where shopkeepers have been distracted or away from the cash register and someone has stolen money from the till.

They advise all shopkeepers to remain vigilant and be mindful of these types of offences. Consider the location of your cash register and any security around it - such as CCTV or keeping the register locked whilst away from it.

It appeared that the incident in Horncastle happened when one person distracted the member of staff whilst another stole the money.

If anyone comes into your shop and appears to be acting suspiciously, try to record as much information about them as possible. If you are concerned or think you have been targeted, please call Lincolnshire Police on 101.