Children in Need cash stolen from Spalding children‘s nursery

Two burglaries at Lilliput Day Nursery in a matter of days.

Two burglaries at Lilliput Day Nursery in a matter of days.

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Burglars stole £94 that had been raised by a children’s day nursery in Spalding for the BBC charity Children in Need.

Staff at Lilliput Day Nursery, in High Street, discovered the raid on Friday morning and were upset to find yesterday (Monday) that there had been a second break-in over the weekend.

Nursery owner Maureen McKenna said both break-ins happened out of hours and have not disrupted the running of the nursery.

News that the Children in Need cash was stolen will be kept from the little ones but Maureen said it had upset the adults.

The money was raised by the children, who had a ‘spotty day’, wearing as many spots as they could, and by a member of staff who had their legs waxed.

Maureen said the nursery doesn’t normally keep any cash or anything valuable on site.

She said all that was taken in the second break-in were empty cash boxes.

“We think it was the same people, just being opportunistic,” said Maureen.

Security has been stepped up at the nursery since the break-ins.

“We have obviously changed all the locks and done everything we can,” said Maureen. “We don’t keep money or anything valuable on the premises.”

Entry was gained both times by burglars breaking a window.

• Anyone who witnessed people behaving suspiciously in the High Street area is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 172 of Friday, November 25 or incident number 47 of Monday, November 28.