A Preston shop was broken into during the early hours of Christmas Eve.Advertisement
Crystals convenience store in Ripon Street, close to the Garstang Road end, was targeted.
The raid took place around 12.30am on Sunday (24 December) in the Plungington area.
A nearby property owner said they heard ‘two bangs like someone ram raiding’.
Preston Police have been making door-to-door enquiries.
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A police spokesman said: “The shop was burgled by forcing entry to a door.
“Cash and cigarettes were stolen and substantive damage caused inside.”
Police have also issued a warning after a number of burglaries.
Unfortunately we have attended numerous reported burglaries this morning accross Preston. Criminals will often use to this time of year to target homes when people are out visiting friends and family. Be sure to secure properties well and report any suspicious activity to us.
— Preston Police (@PrestonPolice) December 24, 2017
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.