Police investigate Chester church burglary Date published: 20th June 2017 3.30pm

Police are investigating a burglary at a church in Chester after callous thieves broke into the place of worship, stealing cash.

Sometime between 12.30pm on 18 June 2017 and 8.30am the following day, thieves forced open the front door of St Columbus Church in Newhall Road. They then removed a safe containing cash before fleeing the scene.

DC Lee Williams said: “We are appealing to anyone in the area who saw suspicious activity around the time of the burglary to contact police. We would also appeal to the conscience of anyone who knows the people responsible to contact us so that we can bring these offenders to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 503 of 19 June 2016.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.