Bosses at an award-winning butchers in Dewsbury have been raided twice in three weeks.
The latest raid at Cross’s Pork Butchers happened overnight on Sunday when thieves forced their way into the premises in Central Street and made off with a significant haul of meat.
Now company owner and director Joanne McGowan has told the Examiner this was the second burglary this year.
Joanne, who is the fourth generation of her family to run the business, said: “It happened the first week in the New Year.
“Someone kicked the door in and made a bit of a mess. We don’t know if they were disturbed or what, but they didn’t take anything.
“We had the door fixed and then the first we knew it had happened again was on Monday morning.
“One of the bakers went to open up and the door had been forced.
“It’s just gutting. It just makes you think, you are working for nothing. Especially after Christmas it’s a quiet time so it’s a double whammy really.
“They had gone to the walk-in chiller and taken boxes of meat. We’d just had a delivery. We are still checking what has been stolen but possibly belly pork.
“The police have been really good and are looking at our CCTV. They must have had a vehicle as those boxes are heavy.”
Police are now appealing for anyone offered cheap meat for sale in a deal that sounds ‘too good to be true’ to ring 101.
The business, which has two stalls on Dewsbury Market, was set up by Albert Edward Cross in 1899 and has stayed in the same family since.