Whittlesey chip shop Chippy Sue’s and FACET suffer break-ins on same night

Chippy Sues Delph,Whittlesey. Break in through rear entrance on Wednesday night. Picture: Steve Will

Chippy Sues Delph,Whittlesey. Break in through rear entrance on Wednesday night. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A Whittlesey chip shop owner says she is still shaken up after burglars broke into her shop and took a large amount of cash on Wednesday night.

Chippy Sues Delph,Whittlesey. Break in through rear entrance on Wednesday night.Manager Stefan Harri

Chippy Sues Delph,Whittlesey. Break in through rear entrance on Wednesday night.Manager Stefan Harrison showing the point of entry.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Charity shop FACET, of Broad Street in Whittlesey, was also targeted on the night. A window and door were smashed and £25 taken.

Owner Sue Harrison discovered what had happened when she arrived at Chippy Sue’s, of Delph, Whittlesey, at 8am the following morning.

She said: “A neighbour has told me there was a white transit van parked outside the shop at 11.20pm on Wednesday night.

“They’ve smashed the door to get in the shop via back way and took a large amount of cash. I’m still very shaken up about it.


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“They went for the till but there was no money in it so they broke into a cupboard, where the money was kept.

“It’s the first night we didn’t take our takings home.

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“We’ve been there for 11 years and this is the first time we’ve had anything like this happen. You never expect it.

“I’d just ask other people to be vigilant.”

FACET chief executive Linda Ingram says the break-in caused “extensive” damage.

She said: “They smashed a window and door. To think they caused all that damage and havoc for £25. This shop is run by dedicated volunteers. We will never leave any cash in the premises again.

“It’s just disappointing that money from future donations will have to go towards costs of repairing the window and door.”

If you have any information, call police on 101.

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