A CONSIDERABLE amount of alcohol and tobacco has been stolen during a break-in at a shop in the Moorlands. Staffordshire Police have confirmed that burglars broke into Co-op on Uttoxeter Road in Blythe Bridge and that a “large quantity” of these age-restricted items were taken at around 3am yesterday (Tuesday, August 20). The force has stated that the offenders forced entry and “made off from the scene.”
An investigation is currently underway with officers urging anyone who may have any information about the incident to call Staffordshire Police quoting serial number 62 of August 20.
Elsewhere, reports of a suspicious man seen in the Wetley Rocks area have been received by police.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “The male was described as a white male wearing black jeans light, possibly blue, T-shirt aged approximately 30.
“He was seen carrying some kind of slim case.
“If you have seen anything suspicious in the area please call Staffordshire Police quoting reference number 580 of August 14.”
Reports of another male acting suspiciously in the Tean area have also been called into the force.
A police spokesman said: “The man, who was wearing a hoody and black trousers with a strip down the side, attempted to break into a property but was interrupted when doing so.”
A number of items were recovered which the police believe he was going to return for.
The incident occurred between 2.45am on August 14 and 7.58pm on August 15.
Anyone with any information about this crime is urged to contact the force using reference code 109 of August 15.
A male wearing all black clothes and carrying a plastic tool cox and a crowbar in his hands was spotted in the Werrington area around 10.43pm on August 18.
His face was covered with what is thought to be scarf-like material.
Police urge that anyone who may have information on this to come forward and contact them using reference number 776 of August 18.
Just before 2am on Tuesday, August 20 an attempted burglary was made at Denstone Hall Farm Shop.
Police said they were quick on the scene with culprits making off on foot before anything could be stolen, although damage was caused to the building.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “Police are investigating and local enquiries are going well. We are seeking images or information regarding a silver VW Golf.
“If you have any information please contact Staffordshire Police via social media, Facebook or Staffs Police website.
“Working closely with our communities often brings good results, and we can reassure the public that patrols are carried out and hopefully enquiries into this incident will bring a positive result.”
Those who may any information on the incident can call the police using quoting incident number 41 of August 20.
Meanwhile, Police said there has been a rise in business break-ins of late.
Over the weekend tools have been stolen from vans in the Swift Close and Heron Drive area in Uttoxeter.
Anyone with information about these crimes can contact the police using reference number 111 for Heron Drive and 90 for Swift Close of August 16.
Police are also reminding business owners to take all cash and valuables home with them, and put a sign on the premises saying just that to warn off any potential burglars.
Finally, car and house keys were stolen at around 3am from a property on Beacon Road in Rolleston-on-Dove near Uttoxeter on August 15.
Police said that it is believed that the offender used an implement to pull the keys through the letterbox without ever entering the address.
People with information on this incident can call the police quoting serial code 161 of August 15.
The force is reminding residents not to leave keys within reach of doors and windows.
Any witnesses to any of these incidents is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on the non-emergency number of 101. In the case of an emergency call 999.
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