Thief breaks into York fish and chip shop, steals charity jar and empties bins over floor

23 Apr 2019 @ 10.06 pm
| Crime, News

A thief broke into a York fish and chip shop and stole around £300 worth of equipment.

The man struck in the early hours of Easter Monday morning (22 April) at The Sea Catcher on Clarence Street.

He used a crowbar to break a lock and force his way in.

The thief took a stereo, two tablets and a charity jar. He also emptied the bins over the floor.

Owner Ieva Maseviciute told YorkMix:

  • It makes the whole team angry and disappointed about such individuals who disrespect the local community.

    We felt violated when watching a burglar on CCTV going through the drawers and cupboards.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “At some time between 9.30pm Saturday 21 April 2019 and 4pm Monday 22 April 2019, thieves had forced entry to the café through a back door.

“A stereo and tablet were reported as stolen – bins had also been emptied over the premises.”

She said the investigation had identified a suspect.

Anyone who can help police is asked to contact the police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference 12190072625.