Butch­ers re­cover from safe theft break-in

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“We had to wait to open un­til the scene of crime of­fi­cer had been in. The Alyth shop re­opened at 10.30am on Fri­day 28.

“We had to con­tend with bro­ken cash reg­is­ters and there was con­sid­er­able dam­age to clear away.”

He did not wish to dis­close how much money was taken or how much the safe had con­tained.

But Alan con­cluded his ac­count of the fes­tive rob­bery say­ing: “When the thieves en­tered, they took the front door off it’s hinges and it was pretty badly dam­aged as they used a crow­bar to get it off. A lo­cal joiner fixed the door up the same day.

“Our cus­tomers were fan­tas­tic too, they un­der­stood what had hap­pened and were sym­pa­thetic, they all came back once we re-opened.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Po­lice Scot­land quot­ing crime ref­er­ence num­ber CR/31663/18. Butch­ers Sean McArt­ney (man­ager) and Mark Smith (as­sis­tant) at Ewarts, Alyth

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