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Chippenham store bids to up security
6:00pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
Chippenham newsagent McColls has applied for planning permission to install security shutters following a number of break-ins.
The store, in Redlands, was targeted by balaclava-clad burglars who made off with £4,000 of cigarettes and tobacco on June 25.
Two people wearing dark clothes used an iron drain cover to smash the front window at 2.30am.
They filled large green garden bin liners with tobacco and cigarettes from the kiosk and left within two minutes.
A statement provided by McColls said the shutters, to be sprayed white, would protect the store after it closes at 10pm.
It said: “This shop is continually suffering from glass breakages and break-ins through the shop front. To prevent this continuously occurring it has become necessary to install shutters.”
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