Town centre crime spree

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Traders and pub owners are recovering after a weekend crime spree in Spalding where five separate businesses were targeted.

Police are linking three incidents in The Crescent, attempted break-ins at Daisies Flower Shop and J.F.Inkley Menswear, along with a burglary at Rumblings Cafe.

The businesses were targeted in the early hours of Saturday and although nothing was taken, some damage was caused to the flower shop and the cafe where a window was broken.

Cafe manager Phil Davis said: “Two men managed to get into the cafe by breaking through a window.

“But they were disturbed by some people going to work and the men ran off towards the council offices.

“One of my helpers on Saturdays was met by the police when she got here and they told her about the break-in.

“It’s disruptive to us because of the money it’s costing to board up and fix the window, as well as the feeling of not being secure.

“You start to question things and become suspicious of people which isn’t nice in a small town like Spalding,”

Meanwhile, a window was broken at Mulberry’s Bar at The Chequers, Swan Street, at about 4.20am on Saturday and later the same day, a man stole a vacuum cleaner from Beales Department Store, Market Place at about 9.15am.

The man went up to the first floor electrical department and stole a grey and yellow Dyson DC50 cleaner before riding off on a silver mountain bike.