SEVERAL businesses have been targeted by burglars in Droitwich since the start of the year with on arrest made.

Officers in the town are now appealing to the people for their help following the series of commercial burglaries in January.

The burglaries happened on Monday,  January 8 at Droitwich Spa Cricket Club and a Canal & River Trust premises, and again on Friday, January 12 at The Droitwich Spa Tennis Club and Little Al’s café in the Lido.

One man was arrested on Wednesday, January 10 in connection with a burglary at a barber shop in Droitwich on the same day. Enquiries are ongoing.

Officers have also received reports of criminal damage at The Chateau Impney Estate on Sunday, January 14 after the disused Regency Centre was targeted twice. Five arrests have been made in connection to one of the incidents.

The Safer Neighbourhood Team, along with officers from the Neighbourhood Crime Fighting Team and Burglary Investigation Team, will be conducting additional patrols to deter further offences.

Safer Neighbourhood inspector for Wychavon and Malvern, Dave Wise, said: “We understand the concern these incidents bring to a community like Droitwich, and I ask that the public report anything they deem to be suspicious, however small that may be. Working together puts us in a much stronger position to stamp out these kinds of offences.

“We now have officers carrying out additional patrols to deter further offences, investigate the burglaries and to catch and convict those responsible.

“We are here to support the local community including business owners in Droitwich, and should you want crime prevention advice I ask you to contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team who can work alongside our Business Crime Officers to provide expert advice”.

People are told that if they believe a crime is in progress, they should call 999.

Information about the burglaries and suspicious activity can be reported online at

People can also contact Droitwich Safer Neighbourhood Team at