Charity boxes taken in double burglary
AN ESTATE agent has branded thieves who stole two charity boxes “lower than the low” after his business was burgled twice within a week.
Andy Stevens, managing director of Stevens and Co in Singleton, Ashford said: “We’d only moved into these premises about two weeks prior.
“The first break-in we had the glass in the door smashed and they got in and took all the computers but didn’t really make a mess. Then about a week later they took out another panel and just ransacked the place. They took cameras, a laser measure and some more computers.”
Thousands of pounds worth of office equipment have been stolen along with damage to the property also running into thousands of pounds.
Mr Stevens added: “Whether they thought it was a brand new office or not I don’t know. Fortunately they will not have any access to any of our clients’ personal details and they are all backed up.
“The thing that upset me the most was that they took two collection boxes that we have - one for the Pilgrims Hospice and another for the Kent Air Ambulance. It didn’t matter how much was in them you have to be lower than the low to do that.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to the breakins that happened overnight on December 6 and December 15. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01303 289180.
Andy Stevens of Stevens and Co which suffered its second burglary in a week