July 4, 2008
'Smash and grab' raider strikes Burnham-On-Sea shop
smash and grab raider fled with almost £6,000 of stock during
a daring daytime burglary at a town centre shop in Burnham-On-Sea
on Friday afternoon (July 4th).
stunned shop owner, who has asked not to be identified, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
how the man smashed the front window of his shop before fleeing
with the high-value products.
rushed to the scene, in the centre of Burnham, but failed to capture
told Burnham-On-Sea.com they saw the suspect running away from
the shop and police are now studying CCTV footage to see whether
the incident was captured on film.
shop owner, who was left shaken but not injured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I'd just sat down in the shop and then heard a very loud
bang and saw the man helping himself to my stock before running
away. It all came as a big shock."
Turco, Chairman of Burnham's Chamber Of Trade, said on Friday
evening: "It's very sad to see incidents like this happening
in our town and our thoughts go to the shop owner at this difficult
incident is a reminder of why shutters are used to protect businesses
in the town centre."