Pub, cafe and chippy raided in overnight crime spree in villages in and close to Sheffield
Police probes are under way after a pub, cafe and chip shop were raided in two neighbouring villages in and close to Sheffield
The Midland pub and the Bridge Street Cafe, both in Killamarsh, Derbyshire and Tony’s Chip Shop in nearby Mosborough, Sheffield, were broken into overnight.
Two men were captured on CCTV raiding the pub after they broke inside at around 1.30am today while the landlord and his family were upstairs.
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Police officers from Derbyshire Constabulary are also investigating a break-in at the nearby Bridge Street Cafe at 4.30am.
And officers from neighbouring South Yorkshire Police are investigating a break-in at Tony’s Chip Ship in Mosborough in which a charity tin was stolen.
The culprit was captured on CCTV.
Landlord Gary May, who runs the Midland pub, said: “All they got away with was a float but the till they took will probably cost me about £2,000 to replace, plus there is damage to the fire door, so for a limited amount of money they have cost me much more.
“For three businesses to have all been broken into on the same night makes you think they must be linked.”
He added: “It was shocking really. We heard some banging and ran downstairs to find they had taken a till and had a go at the safe but didn’t managed to get that off the wall.
“Scenes of crime have been and we’ve cleaned up and will be open as normal.”
Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Constabulary and South Yorkshire Police on 101.