Melton pub uses Facebook to help trace burglar

The Noel's Arms has posted this CCTV image of the burglar who raided the pub on its Facebook page EMN-160709-134340001
The Noel's Arms has posted this CCTV image of the burglar who raided the pub on its Facebook page EMN-160709-134340001

A Melton pub has taken to Facebook in a bid to trace a burglar who stole hundreds of pounds after breaking in during the early hours of Monday.

The Noel’s Arms’ own appeal for information, which includes two published CCTV images of the burglar, has had over 650 shares on the social networking site.

Landlord Craig Langan said the police were aware of the steps the pub had taken itself to help find the culprit.

He said: “It happened on the same night as the Bell Centre burglaries but the police are satisfied it isn’t the same person.

“He took the cash float from the bar, a few hundred pounds, which is a lot of money for a small family-run business like ours. It’s hard-earned money that’s been taken which almost amounts to a Sunday’s takings. We might as well not have opened.”

He added: “The response by the Noel’s community, Melton Mowbray and the wider Facebook audience has been humbling.

“Our post was shared over 650 times. It just shows that people care and we don’t want people thinking they can just take other people’s property.”

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman confirmed it was aware of the pub’s actions and that no one had been arrested for the burglary at the time of going to press.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to call them on 101.