Cash and safes stolen from four Derbyshire hotels

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Thieves have struck at four hotels in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak stealing cash and safes.

The first burglary took place at the George Hotel on Main Road, Hathersage on Sunday, May 20 between 1am and 6.30am. Access was gained via a door and a safe containing cash was stolen.

Then two safes containing cash were stolen from Alison House on Intake Lane, Cromford sometime between Saturday, June 2 at 11.30pm and Sunday, June 3 at 5am. The thieves broke in through a window.

Sometime between Tuesday, June 5 at 10pm and Wednesday, June 6 at 7am they struck again at Biggin Hall Hotel on Main Street, Biggin by Hartington. Access was gained via a window and a till drawer containing cash was stolen.

The most recent burglary took place at The Peveril of the Peak Hotel on Wintercroft Lane, Thorpe sometime between Monday, June 11 at 11pm and Tuesday, June 12 at 6am. The offenders gained access to the hotel through the locked front door and a safe and cash was stolen.

Detective Constable Paul Hackett from Buxton CID said: “We would like hotels and guest houses in the area to be aware of these crimes and ensure that their security is up-to-date.

“These types of businesses should ensure that safes and tills are emptied at the end of the day and cash taken to the bank where possible. Ensure that security lighting is fitted to the outside of properties and consider installing CCTV systems.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Buxton CID using the non-emergency number 101. To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.