Safe containing hundreds of pounds stolen from Lewes farm

Police news.
Police news.

A safe containing hundreds of pounds in cash has been stolen from Spring Barn Farm in Lewes.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the theft, which occurred at the tourist attraction in Kingston Road overnight on Sunday (November 29).

Entry was forced to the office area within the property and a digital safe containing approximately £800 was stolen.

Police also received a report from a member of the public that a broken into safe had been found at the entrance to South Farm, approximately one mile south of the burglary location later the same day – the two incidents are believed to be linked.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said, “The safe found nearby has been cut through with a cutting disc and prised open utilising a crowbar. The concrete lining has been removed and the inner steel lining cut through. This has been an amateurish attempt, although it has been successful.

“Notably, the suspects would have needed a vehicle to transport it and the tools used, but having removed the bank notes, it appears that quite a large amount of loose coinage has been left. This makes little sense.”

Witnesses can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial number 240 of 30/11.

Alternatively, the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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