Police appeal after clothing burglaries in Lancaster and Garstang

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Police are linking two thefts of high value clothing worth £25,000 in Lancaster and Garstang.

Earlier this month, a large quantity of outdoor jackets and boots valued at more than £10,000 were taken from an industrial unit in Wyresdale Road in Lancaster.

Burglars got into the property by removing a window and cutting through metal bars.

At 7pm on Monday, November 23, officers were called to an address on the Creamery Industrial Estate at Barnacre, near Garstang, after reports of a burglary.

A large quantity of clothing, including hunting jackets, camping jackets and trousers valued at close to £15,000 were taken after a window was removed to get into the building.

Police believe the shop was the UK’s sole supplier of some of the products taken, including clothing by Swazi, Norrona and Woolpower.

PC Matthew Betts of Lancaster Police said: “These crimes were similar in nature and we would appeal to anyone with information to contact us.

“Some of the clothing removed is not available anywhere else in this country and I would ask anyone who has been offered or bought this products to contact us immediately.”

If you can help, contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number WB1509595 for the Garstang thefts or WB1509463 for the Lancaster incident.