Derbyshire hotels targeted in burglary spree

A series of burglaries at hotels in Derbyshire have prompted police to issue a warning to businesses.

Between 20 May and 12 June, four hotels in Hathersage, Cromford, Biggin-by-Hartington and Thorpe had cash and safes taken.

On 19 May two men left the Rutland Arms in Bakewell after being found in the stockroom.

Officers have said hotels and guesthouses should check their security and empty safes overnight.

The George Hotel on Main Road, Hathersagem, was burgled overnight on 20 May and a safe containing cash was stolen.

Two safes containing cash was stolen from Alison House on Intake Lane, Cromford, sometime between midday on 2 June and late on 3 June.

Between 5 June and early 6 June the Biggin Hall Hotel on Main Street, Biggin-by-Hartington, had a till drawer containing cash stolen.

The Peveril of the Peak Hotel on Wintercroft Lane, Thorpe, was burgled overnight between 11 and 12 June and a safe and cash was stolen.

The two men disturbed in the Rutland Arms were described as having Irish accents, with one wearing a light coloured jacket and a white baseball cap.

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