Police investigating butcher theft in Sheffield

The South Yorkshire Police service is investigating a reported theft from a Sheffield butchery business. 

It was reported that butchery chain Crawshaws’ facility in Sheffield’s The Moor was broken into during the end of last week. Police are now seeking any information from the public.

“Sometime between 4.40am and 4.45am on Friday 7 July, it is reported that offenders unknown have broken into the butcher’s, on The Moor, in Sheffield city centre, and stolen a quantity of meat,” said a statement from South Yorkshire Police.

“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 187 of 7 July 2017.”

Meat Trades Journal is awaiting a response from Crawshaws.

Nearby to the store that was victim of the theft, Crawshaws recently opened its 50th store in Crystal Peaks, Sheffield. It is the chain’s sixth store based on the factory shop model.

Crawshaws is using its new factory shop models to help it get back on track, after it posted a drop in like-for-like sales for the 20 weeks ending 18 June 2017. It announced that like-for-like sales fell year-on-year by 4.5%. However, group sales rose by 5.1%.

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