Burglars steal £1,000 from safe of west Suffolk hotel

PUBLISHED: 18:59 31 May 2019 | UPDATED: 18:19 04 June 2019

The Angel Hotel in Lavenham has been burgled Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Angel Hotel in Lavenham has been burgled Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Angel Hotel in Lavenham is appealing for help after thieves stole its safe.

The burglary is believed to have taken place between 11pm on Sunday, May 26 and 7.30am on Monday. May 27.

"They came in through the back," said manager Hannah Sims.

"They took the whole safe; it had over £1,000 in it."

To add insult to injury they are then believed to have taken a jar containing staff tips as well as the till.

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"The jar had got a week's worth of tips in," added Mrs Sims.

Staff have been left shaken by the incident but are continuing on.

"It felt like an invasion of personal space, the owners have taken it very personally." said Mrs Sims.

The hotel is hoping those involved can be found and appealed to customers on Facebook.

"We have got them on CCTV, the footage has been given to the police," said Mrs Sims.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity should contact PC William Ormsby on 101, quoting crime reference 37/31670/19 or email"

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