Wigan-based-bakery chain Galloways has been the victim of an overnight raid in four of its branches in Aspull, Standish, Kitt Green and Haydock.

The break-ins happened on Thursday night (28 July), with one of the shops missing a large amount of cash. Merseyside Police were called to the scenes in the early hours of Friday morning, but could not determine whether there was a link between the burglaries.

The bakery took to Twitter to say: “Four of our shops were broken into on Thursday night thanks very much for leaving your prints and images at the scenes. Hopefully arrested soon!”

It’s not the first time a case of pastry-related robbery has happened in Wigan. In 2008, a pie shop delivery driver was hauled before the courts after he was caught with his fingers in the till.

Galloways bakery was set up in 1971 by Ronald and Patricia Galloway, who own 23 shops in the north west and primarily bake pies, pasties and sausage rolls 

No descriptions of intruders or vehicles have been forthcoming. However, the Police have asked any witnesses to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.