10.40 PM Tuesday 31 May 2016

Theft from Wareham newsagents - Witness appeal

Officers in Wareham are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a theft from a newsagents in the town.

The incident, in which a safe containing 100 books of first class stamps and large quantity of cash was stolen, happened at around 11.25am on Monday 17 December 2012 at Horseys Ltd on North Street.

The offender entered the shop, walked through a ‘staff only’ door and removed the safe which was secured to a wall.

They then left via a rear entrance and through a back garden.

Police Constable Paul Holman, of Wareham police, said: “At the time of the theft there would have been customers in the store and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this crime.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen the offenders leaving the premises via the rear door.

“This crime has no doubt caused the victim substantial financial loss.

“I would also urge anyone who maybe offered stamps in suspicious circumstances or at an unusually low price to contact us on the non emergency number 101.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 17:298. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.


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