£6,000 cash stolen and £50,000 damage caused during Redditch B&Q burglary (From Redditch Advertiser)
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£6,000 cash stolen and £50,000 damage caused during Redditch B&Q burglary
5:10pm Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
INFORMATION is being sought by police from members of the public after a burglary during which £6,000 cash was stolen and at least £50,000 of damage was caused at Redditch’s B&Q store in Smallwood.
It happened between 4.30am and 4.45am on Thursday, September 5.
A man approached the Jinnah Road store on foot, crossing the store car park from the direction of Union Street.
He took a number of 25kg bags of wood chip from a nearby display and used them to build a makeshift ladder about 10ft high. He then cut a 2ft square hole in aluminium sheeting and insulation material and climbed through on to a shelving unit inside.
Once inside the DIY the store, he forced open four self service tills, and took a quantity of notes which he put into his rucksack before leaving the same way that he got in.
The burglary was discovered by staff when they arrived at work at about 6am that day.
At least £50,000 worth of damage was caused, including £10,000 to the wall, and the remainder to the tills.
PC Stu Collins of West Mercia Police said: “Although it was early in the morning, there were a few vehicles passing, and we would like anyone who saw or heard anything to contact us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 58-s-050913 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
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