Bracknell burglars thwarted by security shutters

June saw an attempted burglary in Crowthorne, near Bracknell, prevented by security shutters, proving how invaluable they are in crime prevention today.

The incident took place at the Co-op store on Crowthorne High Street, between 10.15 PM and 10.30 PM on Sunday 17th. The bungling burglars approached the rear of the supermarket, hoping to stay away from eye-witnesses in the area. Thanks to the metal shutters that were in place over the doors and windows though, they found it impossible to gain access. This was despite what appeared to be a concerted and focused effort.

Such was the intensity of the attack, there was some slight damage caused to the shutters. However, such is their integrity, they were never breached. It is likely that the owners of the Cooperative store will be replacing the shutters with brand new ones, to ensure that future attempts to break in remain unsuccessful.

Despite the miscalculating criminals trying their luck at the back of the store, police are still confident people may have seen something.

Talking about the incident, PC Ian Moore of Bracknell police station told the press:

“I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area before or after the time of the offence.”

It is likely the group will try their luck again and, if attacking a store not as well protected as the supermarket, they could be more successful.,

As a result, anybody that has information should make contact with Bracknell police station, or contact Crimestoppers to report information anonymously.

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