Owner's fury at Market Cafe raidBy Jonathan Low
September 14, 2012
A cafe owner has been forced to foot the bill for a smashed fridge after the latest break-in at Bracknell indoor market.
Thieves smashed the glass on a drinks fridge and stole cans of Red Bull at the Market Cafe, and also targeted the pet food stall, stealing cakes, sweets and drinks, between the evening of Saturday, September 8 and early afternoon on Sunday, September 9.
Hazel Kent, who is one of 15 traders at the market and runs the cafe, said: “It’s the fourth time this has happened since I began here last April and we have to foot the bill, it’s ridiculous.
“The cameras outside are not deterring them.
“They’re getting in through the windows on the door, which are like an open invitation to them.
“I don’t make that much money at the cafe, it’s more of a community service.”
Hazel, who recently put a padlock on the cabinet, had to pay £120 for a new door.
“It’s always the victim who ends up paying,” she added.
A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman said: “We had a report of an incident at Market Place between 6pm on September 8 and 1pm on Sunday, August 9.
“The front window had been removed and stores inside searched.
“It is being investigated as a burglary and we are appealing for witnesses.
“No-one has been arrested.”
Anyone with information should contact PC Neil Canning on 101.