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Tiverton businesses must remain vigilant after break-ins
BUSINESSES in Tiverton are being urged to be vigilant after thieves stole and cracked open a safe from a hairdressing salon.
Police were called to the town cemetery in Park Road early on Friday morning after a dog walker found the opened safe.
Officers traced the safe to Head Kandi in Bampton Street, where thieves had raided the property via a side window.
Detectives believe a “substantial sum of money” was taken from the safe and are to warning other businesses to beware.
DS Gus Cottey, of Tiverton CID, said: “We’re urging shop owners to make adequate security arrangements to ensure that monies aren’t left on the premises for long periods.
“This crime should act as a warning to other businesses.”
DS Cottey is also keen to trace the culprit who broke into allotment sheds next to the cemetery.
A number of tools were stolen from the sheds which police believe could have been used to open Head Kandi’s safe.
CCTV footage is being used to establish the number of people involved in the break-in, but the salon is back open.
It is not the first time businesses in Bampton Street have been targeted – in March alone, Twy-ford Photography and Print, Sue Ryder Care and Kathy Wel-don Property Man-agement were raided.
Anyone with inf-ormation is urged to contact Tiverton CID on 101, quoting crime reference KT/12/1679.