Shock after raid at store

Darbyshires of Deansgate electrical retailer in Blackpool

Darbyshires of Deansgate electrical retailer in Blackpool

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RAIDERS ransacked a Blackpool shop after breaking in through the front window.

Staff at Darbyshires of Deansgate were shocked when they arrived at work and found windows smashed and electrical goods worth around £2,000 cleared from the store.

Carolyn Johnson, sales manager, said: “We have had nothing like this before, it’s a bit over-whelming.

“It looks like they’ve put the bricks that are being used for the roadworks through the windows.

“They must have had a vehicle to get away with all the goods, they would have been heavy.

“It’s a family business which has been running since 1921. We feel so sorry for the management. It’s such a shame. We have cordoned off half the shop where the damage is but we are still trading.”

The thieves stole electrical goods including some mini-ovens, a Henry vacuum cleaner and a lawn mower.

It is thought they struck in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Forensic teams were at the scene yesterday gathering evidence.

A police spokesman said: “We got a call yesterday morning with a report there had been a break-in.

“The windows had been smashed and property strewn about. We are in the early stages of investigating the incident.”