Friday, 6 December 2013

Optical equipment stolen from Morecambe opticians

Police are appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of equipment was stolen from an opticians’ in Morecambe.

Sometime between 5.00pm on Tuesday 3rd December and 9.00am the following morning, somebody entered Moon and Coxhill Opticians on Lancaster Road, Torrisholme.

They stole various pieces of optical equipment, as well as a computer monitor and keyboard, worth thousands of pounds.

Further to this incident, between 10.30pm and 11pm on the same night, somebody approached a BT control box opposite the opticians and severed a fibre optic broadband cable and also a telephone line.

PC Jo Clement said: “We believe the cable was cut prior to the burglary being carried out and at this stage we do believe the two incidents are connected.

“If anybody has any information about either or both incidents they are asked to contact police.

“I would also like to speak with anybody who may have seen anyone acting suspicious in the Lancaster Road area either on the night in question or the days leading up to it.”

• Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court 

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