Business is left counting the cost after break-in

Lena Rowlands of Toy Traders where the shop was broken into on Tuesday and she has had loads of things taken.
Lena Rowlands of Toy Traders where the shop was broken into on Tuesday and she has had loads of things taken.

A March business is counting the cost after it was burgled.

Lena Rowlands, from Toy Traders, said she is “truly gutted” after someone broke into her Fenland Walk business in the early hours of last Tuesday morning.

“Why is it when it comes down to it, crime really does pay and the innocent victim is the one who ends up paying?” she said. “Being a new business, the losses are going to hit me financially and personally, with hours and hours of work to rebuild my accounts and to replace the expensive items that were stolen.”

As well as the business items that were stolen from the shop, Lena was hit additionally by the theft of personal items she left there. Two years of business accounts were saved on computer equipment that was taken and bank information that allowed the thief to steal almost £1,200 from her accounts.

The Pet Shop on Station Road was also broken into and police are linking the two incidents; cash was stolen from the till in the store.

• Anyone with information on the two burglaries should contact police on 101.