Burbage’s Methodist Church and Library targeted by burglars a day after each other

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 25 February 2022

A METHODIST CHURCH and Community Library in Burbage were targeted by burglars earlier this week, with just one day between each of the burglaries, according to the Beat Team in a post for the Parish Council newsletter.

Burbage Methodist Church, Windsor Street (Image: Google Street View)

The first burglary took place at the Burbage Methodist Church, located on Windsor Street, on Sunday, 20 February, between 7.45pm and 9.20pm.

They made off with a “small” amount of cash, as well as some other items, which were not described in any further detail in the police appeal.

Police officers are now asking residents in the Windsor Street and Grove Road area to review any doorbell, or CCTV camera footage, for any ‘suspicious activity’ on this date.

The crime number for the incident is 22000103853 – officers can be contacted about the incident through their non-emergency number of 101, or through their website.

Library targeted by burglars a night after

A night after targeting the Methodist Church, burglars targeted the Burbage Community Library, located on Church Street, on Monday, 21 February.

Burbage Community Library, Church Street (Image: Google Street View)

Police officers were tipped off on the incident when they received a report at 8.15pm.

They subsequently attended the Library as a result, and are ‘actively investigating’ the report.

They are now asking residents in the Lychgate Lane and Windsor Street area to review their CCTV cameras for any ‘suspicious behaviour’ around the time of the report.

Anyone with details can contact officers through the non-emergency police number of 101, quoting the following crime number: 22000104745.

Alternatively, those who would rather pass details on online can do so through a portal on the official Leicestershire Police website, with the same crime number.

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