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Charity cash stolen during High Street break-in

Created on 28/08/2017 @ 10:36
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Thieves who broke into a popular High Street shop in Newtown have stolen cash for a local charity as well as money from the business.

The High Street Delicatessen was broken into sometime on Saturday night and the early hours of yesterday morning, according to owners Barrie and JoJo.

Police are investigating and the business is likely to be closed on Tuesday, but the owners said they will not let the break-in "drag us down" and urged other businesses in the town to review their security arrangements.

They have also urged people to call into the store to donate money to replace the cash stolen from the Rekindle Small Steps Project which is based in the town.

On its Facebook page today, Barrie and JoJo said: “Frustratingly, someone decided overnight on Saturday/Sunday to force their way into the deli to help themselves to the cash float and, most irritatingly and selfishly, the charity tin for Rekindle's Small Steps Project Newtown

“The police will investigate but to give them a chance to do so (and for us to sort added security) there will be some disruption to opening hours. We will definitely be closed on Tuesday, 29 August. Hopefully, we'll be open as usual on Wednesday.

“Apologies, therefore no bread tomorrow. We'll be in touch with regulars about orders.”

They added: “It would be great if, over the next week or so, if you have some spare change, you could pop it in the tin for our charity. They only got about £20 but it all counts for small local charities.

“Business owners. Keep a sharp eye out! We can't let it drag us down but a quick review of security measures is always sensible.

“Look forward to catching up with everyone on Wednesday. We'll let you know if that changes.”

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