On the 22nd October 2015 at around 1930 hours, JKL Tackle and Minibus Services based in Whitecroft Road, Meldreth, was the victim of a burglary at their business premises. JKL have been targeted now on 3 separate occasions. This time around £7,000 to £10,000 worth of fishing equipment was stolen. Various rods, reels, bite alarms were among the long list of items stolen.
It is so sad that their business has been hit 3 times within a 4 week period, leaving the business owners extremely upset and shocked. Offenders of crimes likes these have no idea how it affects the business owners and their livelihood.
The majority of the equipment was Smart Water marked, some of the equipment still had plastic tags attached and some items were in their boxes.
We are appealing to members of the public to report to the Police anyone trying to sell new fishing equipment which they believe maybe stolen. It could be being sold at a car boot sale or from the back of a vehicle going around villages or public car parks etc. Another thing to consider is, if you are buying anything from e-bay or similar websites, make sure that it is a trusted source. If the price seems too good to be true, then it generally is and the item being sold could well be stolen.
If anyone has any information regarding this burglary then please email me on the address below quoting crime reference number:- CF0431801015.
Finally if you have run a Business in the South Cambs area, please consider joining the South Cambs Business Watch Scheme. You will get regular updates of business crimes in your area, will have a single point of contact for the Police and can benefit from a free security survey of your business premises. For further information please email me.
Thank you for your continued support.
Leanne Fisher – South Cambs Business Watch officer – Cambs Police