Police appeal for information after series of break-ins at Indian restaurants

POLICE are urging Indian restaurant owners to review the security of their premises after a spate of break-ins across Staffordshire.

Thieves have smashed their way into more than a dozen businesses to steal cash and alcohol since the start of the year.

The series of break-ins began at the award-winning Pabna restaurant in Leek on January 31.

Since then other restaurants have been targeted throughout the Staffordshire Moorlands, including the Mantra at Cellarhead and Chandi Cottage at Draycott, together with others outside the district.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We would encourage business owners to regularly check security at premises and ensure properties are secure and CCTV/alarm systems are in good working order and switched on. We would also recommend removing and banking takings promptly.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers  anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For more information and advice on business security visit: www.staffordshire.police.uk/preventingbusinesscrime.