Man steals 'substantial' amount of cash in Doncaster off-licence burglary

Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in relation to a burglary at a off-license in Church Street, Conisbrough that took place between April 6 and 7 last year.
Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in relation to a burglary at a off-license in Church Street, Conisbrough that took place between April 6 and 7 last year.
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Police have launched a CCTV appeal in a bid to catch a thief who broke into a Doncaster off-licence using a 'variety of different instruments' before making off with a substantial amount of cash.

The break-in occurred at the Booze Barn in Church Street, Conisbrough where a man damaged the front shutter and glass-paneled door in order to gain access to the property.

Despite the fact the incident occurredsometime overnight between Easter Monday last year (6 April) and the following day (Tuesday 7 April) - police have only launched this appeal today due to their 'initial enquiries' leading them to believe 'a particular person was responsible'.

The burglary was reported to police when a member of staff arrived for work on Tuesday, April 7 last year and discovered the front shutter and glass-panelled door had been damaged.

Officers reviewed CCTV footage, which shows a man returning to the property several times over almost three hours, where he uses a variety of different instruments to break in.

The man is believed to have stolen a substantial amount of cash during the burglary.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Chris Lindley said: “We recognise this burglary occurred over eight months ago and our initial enquiries led us to believe a particular person was responsible.

"However, and following a number of financial checks and work with another police force, the focus of the investigation has changed and we need to identify the person in the CCTV footage.”

If you recognise the man in the CCTV, please contact police via: 101 and quoting incident number 116 of April 7 2015. Information can also be emailed to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk or via Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.