Shop owner is left '˜sick' by burglary

Burglars broke into a Blackpool sandwich shop, vandalised a room and broke into a safe.

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 5:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 5:46 pm
Damage caused to Jacqui's Sandwich Shop by burglars on 22/05/2018. Picture by Jacqui Withington

The break-in was at Jacqui’s Sandwich Shop on Coronation Street between 7pm on Monday and 3.45am today.

Shop owner Jacqui Withington said: “I feel sick.

“We have been here 12 years and in all those years we have never had an issue.

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Damage caused to Jacqui's Sandwich Shop by burglars on 22/05/2018. Picture by Jacqui Withington

“There’s a lot of damage done. They have broken our safe. They have smashed the back room and all the cupboards were opened. They have opened all the cans of drinks and put their fingers in my cake display.

“They kicked in the bottom panel of the door. We don’t know the cost of the damage yet or what was taken.”

The shop was closed yesterday while police attended the scene. It is hoped it will reopen today. A police spokesman said an attempt had been made to remove the safe from the shop, but the offenders failed to do so and instead broke into it.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting WA 1810983.