Police investigate two commercial burglaries in Ramsgate

The Tune Up break-in caught on CCTV

Kent Police is investigating two commercial burglaries which took place in Ramsgate during the early hours of yesterday (July 28).

The first target was Complete Car Sales at Willsons Road. Police were called at 2am on Sunday and it was reported that a window was broken so the thieves could get inside and steal property.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries into the incident. Witnesses are urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/144866/19.

The second target was Tune Up garage in Margate Road where thieves broke in at around 2.30am- 3am.

The garage was previously beoken into in 2017 when crooks took the cash register and the Kent Air Ambulance charity box.

CCTV at the business caught the incident on camera, showing two culprits break the glass with what appears to be an axe and then both trying to squeeze through the gap at the same time.

They made off with a safe but it contained nothing other than an MOT embosser.

Garage owner Ross Skillen said: “They took the safe off the wall but luckily they didn’t really get anything. At least the charity box didn’t get taken this time.”

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 7.50am on Sunday, July 28 to a report of a burglary at a business premises on Margate Road, Ramsgate, believed to have been committed at about 3am.

“A window was smashed and property stolen from within.”

Witnesses are urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference 28-0403.

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously about either break in on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org