Cash and meat stolen in Northampton butcher's shop burglary

A large quantity of meat was stolen in a burglary at a Northampton butcher's shop.

Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 1:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 1:28 pm
A worker opened the shop on Tuesday to find the fridge had been broken in to and the till drawer was empty (photo credit: Google Maps).

Police are appealing for witnesses after the shop on Sheep Street was burgled sometime between 5.30 pm and 6.45 am last night (Monday 23).

Sheep Street Quality Butchers was broken into via the back door. Cash was also taken.

Linda Wood, who works at the shop and discovered the burglary, said: "I came in in the morning to find my till drawer had been emptied. Then I found someone had broken into the fridge, and then I saw the back door was broken in.

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"I just don't know what they're playing at. We've had to close for a whole day. This is the fourth time they've tried to break in, but this time they got in."

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.