BUSINESS owners are being urged to be vigilant after 14 firms were broken into across South Cambridgeshire.
Offenders targeted tills and petty cash trays at businesses premises across Papworth, Sawston, Cambourne, Swavesey, Bourn and Milton overnight.
Burglars forced their way in through doors or smashing through windows.
South Cambs Business Watch Officer, Carly Freed said: “We would ask business owners to be vigilant and ensure the security of their business when they leave at night.
“There are a number of steps they can take to deter offenders.”
Security advice includes:
-Displaying a ‘no cash left overnight sign/sticker’
-Obscuring views by closing blinds or curtains at the end of the day, so valuables cannot be viewed from outside
-Keeping as few valuables on site as possible including, cash and personal belongings
-Keeping items which could be used to gain access such as ladders and pallets secured and out of reach
-Regularly checking the perimeter of the building including security such as CCTV or lighting is in working order
Anyone with any information should call Detective Sergeant Sarah Gaylor on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.