Cleethorpes

CCTV appeal: Burglars steal tip jar from Cleethorpes café days after death of owner

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Detectives have released CCTV images of three people wanted in connection with a burglary at a Grimsby café which took place just days after the death of its owner.

Burglars broke into the Shake Shack on St Peter’s Avenue in Cleethorpes at just before 1.30am on Friday, October 7.

Police believe that two women and a man stole the tip jar, chocolates and cans of drink in the burglary.

Just over one week earlier, the 66-year-old male owner of the Shake Shack collapsed and died following a reported altercation outside the café.

However, a post mortem carried out earlier this week concluded that he died from natural causes.

Anyone who recognises the people in the CCTV images should call 101, quoting crime reference number 2219654.