Businesses in Orford warned by police over security measures after safes targeted at three venues – including Orford Castle

A failed attempt to steal a safe from Orford Castle took place on Saturday, shortly after midnight.

A failed attempt to steal a safe from Orford Castle took place on Saturday, shortly after midnight. - Credit: citizenside.com

Business owners in Orford have been warned to check their security measures after safes were targeted by thieves at three venues in the town.

It was reported last week that £3,500 was stolen from a safe at the Butley Orford Oysterage restaurant. The safe was pulled down from a wall and broken into between 4pm on Sunday, November 9 and 9am the following day.

The safe was found abandoned on Tunstall Road, Tunstall on Monday morning.

But yesterday police said a small digital safe was stolen at the Orford Recreation Ground in Munday’s Lane. A locked door was forced through before the safe and money left inside a cupboard were taken. In total, around £220 was stolen during the break-in, which took place between 11.30pm on Monday, November 3 and 10am on Friday, November 7.

Meanwhile, a failed attempt to steal a safe from Orford Castle took place on Saturday, shortly after midnight. Police said nothing is believed to have been stolen during the break-in.


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A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “Police are advising business owners to ensure their properties are always properly secured at the end of the day, that appropriate security measures such as an alarm and security light are fitted and working, and that money is kept as secure as possible.

“Members of the public are also advised to contact the police if they see any suspicious activity in and around business premises in Orford.”

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