Hoswick knitwear raid

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A “large amount of damage” was caused by thieves who broke into Hoswick Woolen Mill and stole cash and collection boxes.

Police  this morning received a report of the break in, which is believed to have happened over the weekend between 5pm on Friday and 11am on Sunday.

According to a police spokesman the culprits caused a large amount of damage breaking into Laurence Odie Knitwear Ltd, in Hoswick, with money and several charity collection boxes being stolen.

“This is a further reported incident, whereby the culprits appear to be targeting local businesses and show no regard for the community or the good causes that are being affected.  The money, and the charity boxes remain outstanding at this time,” he added.

Police are investigating recent break ins at Yell – at Hamnavoe Church and Victor Jamieson Ltd plant hire.

Police are keen to speak to anyone with knowledge of the latest incident, or saw any persons or vehicles acting suspiciously in the areas described.  

 Anyone with information is asked to contact their local officer or telephone Police Scotland on 101.

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