TV, cash and charity funds stolen from Sins Catering

LA owner of a mobile restaurant business has spoken of his “loathing” after the business robbery.

The Sins Catering van outside the Bartletts Country Stores at St Andrew’s Trading Estate on Shoe Lane, Bridport, was broken into on the night of Friday 10th September.

The lock on the storage unit was broken and a number of items were stolen including a television, cash and a piggy bank full of donations for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

The van is protected by a gate, barbed wire fences and CCTV cameras operate outside Bartletts.

The owner of the restaurant business, who did not want to be named, said: “After everything we’ve been through in the last year and a half, it seems abysmal. It was only a few hundred pounds but it always hits very hard.

“We have worked so hard to get back on our feet after being closed for so long and have only been back open for a few months. You work so hard to start a business so someone will come and take it is just appalling. Go and earn your own money.

“We have just reopened and we cannot afford such setbacks.

“It’s absolutely disgusting, they didn’t just take us, they took from a charity. It was a heinous act of cowardice and greed to steal money from the air ambulance.”

As a result of the break-in, the Sins van had to close for several days resulting in further loss of income.

The incident was reported to police on Saturday morning, after staff arrived for their shift and realized the van had been broken into.

Dorset Police said investigations into the incident were ongoing and no arrests had yet been made.

The owner added: “Because we are in the parking lot with CCTV and barbed wire we thought we were bullet proof. I don’t know how they got in. Our location is so safe and no one is there. ‘ve never been able to enter before.

“One thing is certain, is that we will never leave anything of value there again.”

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