Thief breaks into Lancaster funeral home before before stealing antique items

A brazen thief smashed the window of a family-run funeral home in Lancaster before stealing a number of antique items.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 5:07 pm

The theft occurred at J Mason and Son Funeral Directors in Moor Lane at around 11.30pm on Wednesday (March 24).

After smashing the front window of the property, the man stole an antique hat, hat box, cane and black gloves which had been on display.

Police said they are aware of the incident and an investigation has been launched.

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The thief stole an antique hat, hat box, cane and black gloves which had been on display. (Credit: J Mason and Son Funeral Directors)

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A spokesman for the force said: "We were called at 00:34am this morning (March 25) to a report of a burglary at Masons Funeral Directors, Moor Lane, Lancaster.

"It appears the offender(s) have smashed a window and stolen a selection of antique items including a top hat and cane.

"No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing."

A brazen thief smashed the window of a family run funeral home in Lancaster. (Credit: J Mason and Son Funeral Directors)

Anyone with information has been asked to contact police by balling 101, quoting log number 0033 of March 25.

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