February 12, 2009
arrested after break-in at Burnham-On-Sea town centre shop
smash-and-grab thief struck at a shop in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea
late on Wednesday evening (February 11th).
were called to Sentiments on the High Street at around 11pm after
a front window at the premises was smashed to gain entry.
teenage youth was arrested shortly afterwards by police in connection
with their enquiries.
spokesman Wayne Baker confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"A 15 year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary following
an incident at a greetings card shop in the High Street last night."
are keen to hear from anyone in the area at the time that has
information that may help police with their enquiries. They can
contact Burnham police on 0845 456 7000."
shop's owner, Tim Potts, pictured above,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com at the scene: "It's annoying that
this has happened - a big clean-up is needed and we're having
to get the window boarded up."
added that just one item had been stolen and the shop would be
open as normal. "With Valentines Day coming shortly, this
is a busy week for us and we don't want customers thinking we're
has been a spate of crimes against businesses in Burnham town
centre in recent weeks. An attempted
robbery at an antiques shop took place last month, plus two
ram raids at Boots and Superdrug in late 2008, and vandals
shop windows at a shop in December and attacked
a financial business in January.