Appeal after burglary at opticians

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Police are appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of equipment was stolen from an opticians’ in Morecambe.

Sometime between 5pm on Tuesday, December 3 and 9am the following morning, somebody entered Moon and Coxhill Opticians on Lancaster Road in Torrisholme.

They stole various pieces of optical equipment, as well as a computer monitor and keyboard, worth thousands of pounds.

Further to this incident, between 10.30pm and 11pm on the same night, somebody approached a BT control box opposite the opticians and severed a fibre optic broadband cable and also a telephone line.

PC Jo Clement said: “We believe the cable was cut prior to the burglary being carried out and at this stage we do believe the two incidents are connected.

“If anybody has any information about either or both incidents they are asked to contact police.

“I would also like to speak with anybody who may have seen anyone acting suspicious in the Lancaster Road area either on the night in question or the days leading up to it.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at