Lincolnshire

Thieves steal Skegness cafe's bank holiday takings

Fiat Doblo
Image caption Police said the "unusual" car used in the burglary was probably a Fiat Doblo

Thieves escaped with a "significant amount of cash" from a cafe at a Lincolnshire resort, police have said.

Three men were seen on CCTV pulling up in a grey or gold Fiat Doblo at the LA Cafe on Grand Parade in Skegness at about 0500 BST on Bank Holiday Monday.

They forced open a rear door at the cafe and stole the safe which contained significant takings from the holiday weekend.

Police have urged anyone who saw the car in Skegness to contact them.

Det Con St Quinton from Lincolnshire Police said: "This was a well planned burglary, timed to achieve maximum gains due to the busy bank holiday weekend.

"The vehicle used is not an obvious choice and is a high-roofed car normally used by disabled people to provide easy wheelchair access.

"This is not a common vehicle to be seen in Skegness and police are appealing to anybody that has seen the Fiat Doblo in Skegness."

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