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Warning issued following a spate of farm shop burglaries in North Wales

The FUW are calling for farmers to adopt more stringent security measures on farmland across Wales following a spate of burglaries from farm shops in the Mold area.

Mold Rural Crime Team have issued a statement after a sharp increase in burglaries in Cheshire and Staffordshire were soon followed by break-ins in the Wrexham area.

Targeting the premises after hours, it would appear that the burglaries are premeditated and planned, with the perpetrators forcing safes and tills open to gain access to any cash held inside.

Speaking about the crimes, North Wales Police said:

“Please take positive steps to protect your property, such as installing alarms, CCTV and  PIR lighting. Padlock entrance gates to your property if possible. Empty the tills at night and make sure no cash or valuables are left overnight. Be wary of suspicious activity during the day, if safe to do so, record registration numbers and report to the police.

The three forces involved will be working together to deter and detect those offences, but the first step must be to protect your property and be vigilant.”

FUW and FUWIS urge all of our members to remain vigilant and to ensure that they are adequately covered to withstand any losses from damage to property inflicted during these crimes. If you need any reassurance or advice, call in to see our helpful team.