Two Northumberland pubs burgled

27 Jan 2017 11:03 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following two pub burglaries in Northumberland.

The first happened at the Railway Hotel on Church Street in Haydon Bridge between 1am and 8.48am on Thursday, January 26. Offenders got in through a rear window and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the till and a Samsung Tablet before leaving unseen.

The second happened at the Golden Lion Hotel, Market Place in Allendale, it happened overnight and was reported at 9.41am also on Thursday, January 26. Offenders gained access through a rear window and stole the safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash, and left unseen.

Neighbourhood Inspector Pam Bridges said: "These two burglaries happened 20 miles apart and we are keeping an open mind as to whether they may be linked.

"We'd ask for any witnesses for either incident to contact the police. We want to hear from anyone who may have seen any activity at these premises, or unusual vehicles, at the relevant times to get in contact."

There are officers in the area carrying out enquiries and additional officers on patrol.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 194 of 26/01/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.