A coach company director says that she is at her wits ends after brazen thieves stole her CCTV system. Director Christine Dixon, 51, said Cranberry Coachways had now been broken into 12 times in the last six months following the latest raid last weekend.
She said that barbed wire and burglar paint had all failed to deter the thieves.
Ms Dixon now plans to hire a security guard in a last ditch bid to protect her premises.
The Great Harwood mum-of-one, who has run the coach hire company for more than 20 years, said: "They stole the hard drive which connects my TV in the office to the cameras on site and one of the cameras.
"It’s very frustrating and shows they will take anything. Not even anti-vandal paint has stopped them.
"The burglars must have it all over them from Friday because it was on some of my furniture."
She added: "As it stands I don’t know what else to do because it's happening nearly every weekend now.
"They pinched my CCTV and other things when it started happening in June but now they are just causing mindless vandalism. I thought about getting a dog but I’m hopefully getting a static caravan for a security guard to stay in. I'm at my wits end."
Cranberry Coachways Ltd is a Clayton-le-Moors based coach hire company offering coach hire services throughout Lancashire and surrounding areas.
PC Roger Brindle, of Accrington Police Station, said vandals broke into its premises on Read Street, between 9pm and 11.30pm on Friday, December 9.
Sixteen keys for coaches have also been stolen from the company.
All but one were later found. He said: "The persons responsible for this crime are covered in anti-vandal paint, so much so that some of the paint has transferred onto furniture within the caravan.
"This is a black tar like substance that cannot be removed from clothing. It is painted on all the perimeter fences at Cranberry Coachways."
He added: "The offenders have climbed over a fence at the rear of this industrial unit and entered the yard.
"The offenders have then approached a caravan in the yard which is used as an office, broken the door, ransacked it, leaving it in a mess."
Anyone with any information on this incident or who has seen anyone with clothing covered in black anti-vandal paint can contact police on 01254 353775.