A NUMBER of businesses on a Somerset trading estate were targeted by burglars.

Police are investigating after 'a number' of commercial burglaries took place at the Lynx Trading Estate, in Yeovil, overnight between July 1 and 2.

"A quantity of tools, car diagnostic equipment, electrical items and cash, among other items, were taken," said a police spokesperson.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

Officers urged businesses to make sure they take necessary provisions to deter thieves, including:

  • Protect doors and windows with security accredited shutters or grilles (PDF).
  • Secure entrance doors.
  • Hire a security guard or a timer light switch.
  • Fit a monitored alarm to the building. They are a good deterrent and a variety of alarms are available.
  • Lock valuable products away from the shop floor or any visible location.
  • Purchase security and insurance accredited safe, which can be bolted to the floor and located in a safe and secluded location.

"We’re appealing for people who see these items for sale, or have information about the incidents, to contact the police on 101 and give reference 5220144974," the spokesperson added.