Thieves smash their way into Boots the chemists
and police were called to Boots, the chemists, in Burnham late
on Tuesday night (May 24) after a smash-and-grab burglary.
smoke billowed out of the store at 15, The High Street after thieves
smashed their way through a glass door at the front of the premises.
vehicle was reportedly heard leaving the scene at high speed soon
after the incident, which occurred at around 10:00pm.
Pople, Incident Officer with Somerset
Fire Service, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Fortunately, the
thick smoke coming out of the building was not the result of a
fire. A smoke bomb was automatically activated by the store's
alarm to deter the intruders."
fan to clear the smoke from the store was brought across from
Bridgwater so that fire crews could get inside and investigate.
crew members from Burnham-On-Sea fire station attended the scene,
along with police officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
Anyone who has information about the incident should call police
in Burnham-On-Sea on 0845 4567000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.