dr martens safety boots burglar broke into Cirencester business through tiny toilet window
“They tried to open the external doors. The toilet window was locked shut and they smashed a hole in it. They also covered the CCTV camera with a packet of toilet rolls.
“They stole a red Samsung smartphone. It was probably an opportunist, they stole a lot of batteries and very small items worth about 400.
“And they had the contents of the charity box for the air ambulance, which is the lowest trick you can pull,
which tells you what kind of people they are, they don’t care.
“Luckily they couldn’t find the keys to the main doors and were only able to take small items through the window.
“It pisses me off and costs me a few hundred quid. But you just crack on. When you’re running a business, you just think: why do you bother?”
He however praised police for their response: “Gloucestershire Police were really really good. The beat officer was here within an hour and forensics were here within an hour and a half. It was a really positive experience.”
Contrary of Richard’s account of items stolen however,
police said that nothing of particular value was stored in the premises and that all that was taken was a box of sweets.