A SECOND break-in at Bramshall Industrial Estate in less than a month has prompted police to issue CCTV images to catch the culprits.
After their building was ransacked by vandals three weeks ago, bosses at Diamond Freight threatened to leave the area if ‘lax’ security was not tightened.
Now it has emerged another building owned by the firm, which employs 30 people, was targeted between 4pm and Monday and 5am on Tuesday.
Doors and shutters were damaged during both attacks, leaving Diamond Freight with a repair bill totalling thousands of pounds.
It is not yet known if anything was taken earlier this week but there were no thefts during the first incident.
The CCTV images show three of the four offenders, who all wore dark clothing and gloves.
PC Adrian Shenton, investigating officer, said: "Nothing was stolen during the first reported break-in but, due to the amount of damage caused, the business will be subject to significant disruption and repair costs.
"As part of our inquiries we established that the offenders were caught on CCTV and we would urge anyone who may have information on their identity to contact us."
A Diamond Freight spokesman said: “We got the call at 6.30am on Monday to say we’d had another break-in.
“The warehouse manager called the police out and they are now investigating. The unit that was targeted is rented from us by another company.
“We simply can’t carry on losing profits paying for damage and shelling out on thousands of pounds on repair bills.”
Diamond Freight’s managing director, Simon Knight, spoke out about ‘lax on-site security’ three weeks ago.
He called for security guards and overnight police patrols to halt ‘repeated thefts and vandalism’ at the site during a five-year period.
Mr Knight confirmed negotiations were underway to provide security guards overnight on site.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Shenton at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 94 of July 31.
Alternatively, they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.