Footprints could solve Weston shop attack

PUBLISHED: 08:00 09 November 2010

View of Weston Police Station, Walliscote Road, WsM.; 14-1-09

View of Weston Police Station, Walliscote Road, WsM.; 14-1-09

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FOOTPRINTS found at the scene of a crime could help police track down the perpetrator.

WH Smith in Weston’s High Street was broken into at about 3am on October 31 and despite nothing being stolen, witnesses are being sought.

Store manager Trudi Curtis said a person, or people, entered the book and stationery store through a door on the roof.

Ms Curtis, who has managed the shop for six years, said: “There was no immediate damage but as the roof entrance leads down onto a mezzanine it’s hard to get onto the actual shop floor.

“It looks like they damaged a light on the wall when trying to get down but because of the alarm, and the fact that it’s hard to get onto the shop floor, they left with nothing.

“We have very good alarms in the shop which go straight through to staff and the police so they wouldn’t have had long in there.”

Ms Curtis said police found footprints which they are now studying.

CCTV footage has been viewed but it was not positioned in the direction of the store and there is no CCTV within the shop.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call them on 0845 4567000.

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