Thieves target pubs in Wellingborough and Sywell

The Priory in Wellingborough
The Priory in Wellingborough

Police are urging landlords to be vigilant after thieves targeted three pubs in Wellingborough and Sywell.

The Priory in Bourton Way, Wellingborough, was broken into sometime between 10.10pm on Sunday (October 14) and 8.30am yesterday (Monday).

The Horseshoe in Sywell

The Horseshoe in Sywell

Entry was forced and a game machine was stolen.

An attempt was made to get into The Horseshoe at Sywell at 6am yesterday, but this failed and no entry was gained.

The third attempted break-in took place at Overstone Manor nearby between 5.40am and 6.10am yesterday, but police say the offenders were unsuccessful again.

A neighbourhood alert issued by Wellingborough PCSO Paul Hurst said: “We are asking pubs and clubs to remain vigilant and please call us if you see anyone acting suspiciously near licensed premises.

“Call 101 to report any suspicious activity or 999 if you believe a crime is taking place.”

The three incidents follow a series of burglaries at 26 pubs and business premises in the Corby area, and further raids on two pubs in Burton Latimer and Rothwell.

When asked if there was any link between the break-ins in Corby, Burton Latimer and Rothwell, and the three incidents in Wellingborough and Sywell, a spokesman for Northants Police: “We wouldn’t rule out a connection with the other incidents.”