Burnham: Burglars stole Christmas cash from dentists

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Burnham: Burglars stole Christmas cash from dentists Burnham: Burglars stole Christmas cash from dentists

Anxious businesses are on their guard after burglars raided a Burnham dentists, just days after an armed robbery in the town.

Burglars broke into HJ & JE McFarlane Dental Surgery, in Station Road, and stole and emptied a safe, before dumping it in nearby Western Road.

Police said the safe contained about £400, which is known to have included winnings from a lottery syndicate that staff had been saving for Christmas.

The raid was the second time in less than a week that crooks had targeted one of the town’s business and sparked concern among the business community.

Lara Chapman, manager of Yours 4 Sport, in Station Road, described the trend as “worrying”.

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