Burglars have broken in through the roof of a Sleaford convenience store and ransacked the tills.
Police were alerted to an alarm sounding at the Spar shop on Grantham Road this morning at 3.23am and discovered the premises had been burgled.
A police spokesman said three men are believed to have been involved, according to CCTV footage, saying: “They have lifted some tiles and gone in through the roof and attacked the tills.
“It is not clear what has been taken yet but the tills have been ransacked and so whatever was in them has gone and potentially Lottery tickets and cigarettes although that is unconfirmed yet.”
He said the intruders had already gone by the time officers arrived on the scene and the shop remains closed while a forensic examination is made of the scene.
* More on this later as details come in.