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Ram-raiders steal £11,000 of power tools in burglary

DISTRAUGHT: Company director Chloe Dyer examines the door damaged in the break-in.

DISTRAUGHT: Company director Chloe Dyer examines the door damaged in the break-in.

The director of a Hadleigh company has described her feeling of helplessness after £11,000 of power tools were taken in a ram-raid.

Forest and garden machinery specialist W J Green, based on Lady Lane Industrial Estate, was broken into last Tuesday night.

A stolen white Suzuki van, taken from Shelley Avenue in Great Cornard earlier in the evening, was used to smash through the door of the premises.

Once inside, two men loaded Stihl power tools, the majority of which were chainsaws, into a black vehicle, before driving off towards Lady Lane. The stolen van was left at the scene.

Chloe Dyer, director of the family-run firm, said it was the third time in two years that the business had been targeted.

“I just can’t believe it has happened again,” she said.

“Burglars came through a window in September and about nine months before that we had another break-in, but much more has been taken this time.”

Mrs Dyer said she had been notified by police within 10 minutes of the burglary, after the raiders triggered the alarm, but they could not be stopped.

“It is very disheartening when it keeps happening because we all work so hard to keep the business going,” she added.

“We have insurance but this puts the premiums up and it’s always a pain to have to deal with.”

 

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