Lo­cal res­i­dent alerts po­lice to shop break-in

Talk of the Town - - News - ROB KNOWLES

WHILE driv­ing down South­well Road on Satur­day lo­cal res­i­dent Died­er­ick Stop­forth no­ticed some­thing pe­cu­liar at the rear en­trance to Dis­tinc­tive Kitchens on Bis­cay Road.

“Died­er­ick saw a bro­ken garage door and pulled in to the car park be­hind the shop. He was the per­son who con­tacted the po­lice,” said Penny Devenish, who co-owns Dis­tinc­tive Kitchens by Tim­ber Town along with hus­band Charles.

“The alarm was on, but it wasn’t trig­gered,” said Devenish, whose premises is pro­tected by Sky Alarms, with its com­pany of­fice next door to Dis­tinc­tive Kitchens.

It ap­pears that the thief or thieves used a long lever to break the door-lock and then en­tered from the rear of the build­ing. They man­aged to es­cape cap­ture with a work­shop of tools.

Devenish was pleased that noth­ing more was taken.

“I would just like to say a big thank you to Died­er­ick. You have re­stored my faith in the hu­man spirit,” she said.

Pic­ture: DIED­ER­ICK STOP­FORTH

BREAK IN: Thieves used a lever to prise open the door at the rear of Dis­tinc­tive Kitchens

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