Shop owner speaks out over break-in

PUBLISHED: 19:00 16 January 2015




THE owner of a village shop says he feels 'picked on' after thieves broke in and snatched cigarettes and charity collections.

At about 2.50am on January 7, two offenders broke into the Hutton Stores and Post Office in Main Road by smashing a pane of glass.

They made off with a number of items including cigarettes and two charity collection boxes, for the RSPCA and Weston Hospicecare, as well as the cash raised from selling tickets to the annual village wassailing event.

This is the fourth time the shop has been broken into.

Shop owner Mike Bell said: “It is a great shame they have to pick on a little village shop and if anything it has actually upset the village people more, because they think it is a safe place to live and things like this don’t happen in Hutton.

“Unfortunately it is just one of those things, we are a target. As a business we are asking ourselves what we do to keep safe.

“If anyone knows of anything which might help the police to catch them, we would be very pleased to hear about it.”

Anyone with information on this incident should call us via 101 and quote reference 2084/15.

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