Burglars ransack clothes shop in seven-hour raid
BRAZEN burglars spent SEVEN HOURS ransacking a shop – and even came back again with a change of clothes to finish the job.
Around £7,000 worth of stock was stolen from the clothing shop Dapper on Warner Street in Accrington.
Owner Lee Makin only opened the store at the end of March and said it will now be closed for at least a month.
In a separate break-in in April, thieves made off with around £1,000 worth of stock.
Lee, 41, from Accrington, said in the latest raid the offenders ‘emptied absolutely everything’ including the till and even came back after changing into waterproof clothes to finish the job.
He told the Observer: “It is ridiculous. They came about 7.30pm and kept coming back. The pubs were still open at that time and buses were still running, but they didn’t care.
“They kept coming back and even came with another change of clothes.”
Police said the burglary happened from after 7pm on Monday, September 4, to around 3am on Tuesday, September 5.
Lee, who previously ran the shop in Clitheroe for six years before moving to Warner Street, said: “Everything had gone. Jackets, jeans, T-shirts, the whole stock. There wasn’t much in the back room because it’s end of season. Had it been October it could have been a lot worse.
“I’ll need to go through it all with the insurers, and if it doesn’t work out then I will have to close.”
Anyone with information call police on 101.
The ransacked shop and, right, CCTV of one of the raiders