Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YORK to 80360 or send an email»
£4,000 stolen from York pub
SNEAK-in thieves have stolen £4,000 in cash from a flat above a city-centre pub.
Burglars broke into private premises above Thomas’s pub, on Museum Street, on Saturday night and stole the pile of banknotes which was concealed in a safe in the flat.
Police said the thieves gained access through an unlocked door. Officers were called to the incident after the landlady of the pub noticed the cash missing at about 7.40pm.
Mary Blair, landlady of the pub, praised North Yorkshire Police for responding to their 999 call in minutes and said the theft had prompted tighter security measures at the city-centre site.
She said: “We wish to thank the police for their quick response to our call and their ongoing Investigation.
“We hope this was a one off incident and has just encouraged us to tighten our building security measures.
“Enterprise Inns have today agreed to add two new security cameras to the rear of the property.
“No one was injured which would have been our primary concern and although some monies were stolen we continue with business as normal in a great British pub in a great city.”
North Yorkshire Police ask anyone who was in the area at the time or saw anyone acting suspiciously to phone 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.