CCTV footage could help in­ves­ti­ga­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

IT WAS the third time in five years that the Co-op­er­a­tive store in Wye had been tar­geted by ram-raiders. Bol­lards and a flower bed placed in front of the shop were not enough to block the raiders from ram­ming the win­dow, caus­ing thou­sands of pounds worth of dam­age to the shop and stock. Staff worked hard to clean up the dam­age and re­open the shop. Al­most two years ago, in Jan­uary 2007, ram-raiders caused £3,000 of dam­age. Thieves driv­ing two stolen 4x4 ve­hi­cles man­aged to steal the cash point dur­ing that raid. The store was also tar­geted in 2003 when thieves stole cigarettes and al­co­hol. Af­ter the 2003 ram-raid a flower bed was in­stalled in front of the shop. A Co-op­er­a­tive spokesman said: “There is ex­ten­sive dam­age to the Wye store in­clud­ing win­dows, shelv­ing, re­frig­er­a­tion and stock. “Ob­vi­ously this caused dis­rup­tion to the store, which had to stay closed on Fri­day. “We would like to apol­o­gise to our cus­tomers for any in­con­ve­nience this has caused. “How­ever, staff worked hard to re­open the store at 11am on Satur­day. “CCTV footage of this most re­cent in­ci­dent has been given to the po­lice who are in­ves­ti­gat­ing and we would ap­peal for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.”

Pic­ture: Gary Browne

Scene of the raid in Wye

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