Drain cover used to break in to Boots in Ashford
A drain cover was used to smash a window to break into
Ashford’s Boots store.
Police were called to the Ashford town centre shop just before
9pm on Wednesday to reports a man was breaking into Boots.
Eye witness Will Fernee, 23, who lives above Pinkies salon in
the town centre, said: “I heard banging and cracking outside, so I
looked out my window towards Boots and I saw this man with what
looked to be a sledgehammer.
“He went for the automatic doors first. One side got smashed and
cracked but didn’t shatter to gain him entry. So he then went for
the bottom right window of the manual doors. He smashed a hole and
entered in side.”
After arriving at the scene, police searched and secured the
shop. A 33-year-old man from Ashford was arrested in connection
with the break-in and is currently in police custody.
Nothing was taken in the raid.
It is believed that Boots had people working in the store
overnight to fix the doors to ensure that the shop could open as
usual on Thursday.
- Click here for more Ashford news...
- Click here for more news from across the county...