Detectives keep open mind on possible link after Gosberton Risegate pub break-ins

Lincolnshire Police news.
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Detectives are looking to see if a pair of break-ins at pubs in Gosberton Risegate are linked to a wider crime spree.

A person or gang targeted The Black Horse Restaurant in Siltside, along with The Duke of York in Risegate Road, overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, March 8 and 9.

Attempts to get inside The Black Horse were unsuccessful and although The Duke of York was forced open, nothing was stolen.

During the same period, two IT tablets and cash were stolen from The Fortescue Arms in High Street, Billingborough, whilst a guitar and cash were stolen from The Old Ship Inn in Pointon.

Police believe a flat-headed screwdriver was used to force open a back window at The Fortescue Arms where one of the tables stolen was a Kindle Fire high-definition tablet.

A break-in also took place at Hansen’s Chocolate House in Folkingham where a back door was forced open with a screwdriver, but nothing was stolen.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Although there is no specific link to the burglaries, detectives will always look at similar offences, in the same timescale, as part of the wider investigation.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.