A BURGLED shop owner says that crime "is getting worse in Evesham" after thieves broke into his business using a crowbar.

Burglars smashed into The Pet Food Shop in Port Street and owner Sam Boulter says that several other shops were broken into on Monday evening (April 9) and the early hours of Tuesday (April 10).

Overall, £50 was stolen from the shop till.

Mr Boulter said: "Crime is getting worse in Evesham, that is for sure.

"They (burglars) broke in through the front door using a crowbar and stole cash from the inside of the till, around £50 in total.

"There were two or three other businesses broken into and I don't know if they are connected to this.

"I hope that somebody will come forward that can help catch them.

"I shut the shop at around 5.30pm on Monday and saw the damage when I came to open up at around 10am.

"There is no point trying to get insurance to refund. They aren't going to help with £50 worth.

"It is incredibly frustrating. We have managed to fix the door ourselves.

"A number of shops have been broken into on this street recently, but there is not much we can do to stop it."

Anyone with information, contact police on 101 quoting incident number 0174S100418.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "Persons unknown have broken into a business premises and have stolen the inside of the till and the cash it contained."

On the same night a High Street business was broken into and cash stolen from the till.

Anyone with information about the High Street incident, contact police on 101 quoting incident number 0277S110418.