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Sudbury florist Juniper Flowers dealt setback after 200 red roses stolen from shop


By Priya Kingsley-Adam


200 roses were stolen from Juniper Flowers florist in Sudbury, in the run up to Valentines Day. The flowers, which had been delivered late at night, were stolen from outside Juniper Flowers...Pictured: Senior Florist Lianda Phillips and Owner Anne Dickson....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (7294352)
200 roses were stolen from Juniper Flowers florist in Sudbury, in the run up to Valentines Day. The flowers, which had been delivered late at night, were stolen from outside Juniper Flowers...Pictured: Senior Florist Lianda Phillips and Owner Anne Dickson....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (7294352)

A florist has expressed her disappointment after hundreds of flowers – delivered in time for Valentine’s Day – were stolen.

Boxes containing 200 red roses had been left in the porch of Juniper Flowers in North Street, Sudbury, but were taken at some point between February 10 and 11.

Owner Anne Dickson has been left dumbfounded by the selfish act.

“I’m disappointed,” she said. “It’s a sign of the times – that someone has seen them and thought they could make a quick buck.”

Mrs Dickson initially thought the stock had not been delivered, after arriving at the business to find the boxes were missing.

She subsequently contacted the supplier and received a photograph taken by one of the company’s delivery drivers.

200 roses were stolen from Juniper Flowers florist in Sudbury, in the run up to Valentines Day. The flowers, which had been delivered late at night, were stolen from outside Juniper Flowers...Pictured: Senior Florist Lianda Phillips and Owner Anne Dickson....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (7294353)
200 roses were stolen from Juniper Flowers florist in Sudbury, in the run up to Valentines Day. The flowers, which had been delivered late at night, were stolen from outside Juniper Flowers...Pictured: Senior Florist Lianda Phillips and Owner Anne Dickson....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. (7294353)

Having anticipated receiving the delivery in the early hours of the morning, Mrs Dickson was surprised to be informed by a resident that the boxes of flowers had been spotted outside the store at about 11.15pm on February 10.

Despite the setback, Mrs Dickson and her staff remained focussed on meeting the demand of a busy trading period.

“We didn’t have time to dwell on it,” she said, adding that she was eternally grateful to staff and customers for their support.

“Juniper is a popular shop – it’s taken me eight years to establish it. The clientèle are lovely.”

Anyone with information should call Suffolk Police on 101.

Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555111.



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