Maldon: Shopkeepers in fear after crooks raid more businesses

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Jane Caunt, who runs Pink Roses tea room, has spent thousands repairing the damage to the shop Jane Caunt, who runs Pink Roses tea room, has spent thousands repairing the damage to the shop

Maldon shopkeepers have spoken of their fear after burglars are continuing to target High Street businesses.

At least 10 shops have been raided over the past couple of months, often in the middle of the night.

Crooks stole money from tills, staff tips, charity boxes and caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage in their reckless rampage.

Jane Caunt, who runs Pink Roses Tea Room in the High Street, is now reluctant to renew the shop’s lease after the break-ins.

The business has only been open for five months but has already been burgled twice.

She said: “It is a worry. My lease doesn’t end until December 14 but I think in hindsight I will seriously have to consider renewing it.

“It just seems to be ongoing. The two break-ins have cost me a fortune, the best part of £3,000."

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2:26pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Regbluebottle says...

I suppose its a bit too much to expect a Police car to drive around the High Street area at night from time to time instead of sitting in the McDonalds car park.
I suppose its a bit too much to expect a Police car to drive around the High Street area at night from time to time instead of sitting in the McDonalds car park. Regbluebottle
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8:28pm Wed 16 Jan 13

There Abouts says...

Burglar 1 to Burglar 2 over, go ahead Burglar 1, the rozzers have just pulled in to Macca's as per usual. Start the break-in, no rush, you've got plenty of time.
Burglar 1 to Burglar 2 over, go ahead Burglar 1, the rozzers have just pulled in to Macca's as per usual. Start the break-in, no rush, you've got plenty of time. There Abouts
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