Break-in at Spalding bakery prompts police witness plea

Police Insp Gareth Boxall.
Police Insp Gareth Boxall.
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Popular Spalding bakery Curtis of Lincoln was targeted in an overnight break-in.

Damage caused by intruders delayed the opening of the store today (Friday) but it was soon business as usual.

This offence is being investigated as a priority by our CID team at Spalding

Police Insp Gareth Boxall

Director Neil Curtis said: “I hope the police catch whoever was involved. Nothing was taken as far as I am aware but, when tidying things up, we might find that something has gone.

“It could have been a lot worse.”

Mr Curtis understood police were checking CCTV for evidence.

Police Insp Gareth Boxall said: “We did receive a report overnight that a business on the Market Place in Spalding has been burgled. 
“This offence is being investigated as a priority by our CID team at Spalding.

“We treat every report of commercial burglary as an absolute priority and investigate them all thoroughly. 
“We would be keen to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information about this crime on 101 (quoting 18000063824) or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“If anyone working in the area does ever see anything suspicious, please tell us on 101 (or 999 in an emergency); we rely on such information to catch those involved in criminality and want to work with local businesses to prevent crime in the district.”

It is believed to be the first break-in at the bakery, which stands on Broad Street facing Market Place, and, although the incident was entirely beyond the bakery’s control, Mr Curtis apologised to store customers for the delay in opening.

He said: “I just want to apologise to the customers concerned that we weren’t able to get our product to them straight away.”

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Spalding shop burglaries: ‘Why is it taking police so long to take culprits to court?’