Friday, 21 September 2018

Cash box stolen from Henley shop

STAFF were left shocked after a cash box was stolen from a shop in Henley

STAFF were left shocked after a cash box was stolen from a shop in Henley.

Two members of staff were busy at Naughty Mutt Nice dog grooming salon in Reading Road when the money was pinched without them hearing anyone enter the shop.

CCTV footage shows a man walk up to the shop, spend about a minute out of view and then run out of the store along Reading Road towards Shiplake.

The thief was wearing a dark cap, long black coat and white trainers. He entered the store at about 5.22pm and can be seen carrying the cash box away with him in the footage.

The footage was captured by camera’s belonging to Reid’s of Henley, the dry cleaners, a few doors away.

Manager Vicky Ros said: “Myself and my colleague were grooming the last two dogs when it happened.

“I do not know how we didn't hear anything because the door was open and no music was playing. It must have been someone sneaky because we normally hear the door.”

When the last dog of the day was collected staff went to check for the cash box but it was gone. They then alerted the police.

Aspen Weatherburn, who opened the store more than six years ago, said: “There are some horrible people out there.

Watching the footage it is quite clear, which is brilliant — the police have got a lot to work with.”

Ms Weatherburn thanked her fellow shopkeepers for their support since the incident. She paid tribute to James Miller, of Henley Cycles, Ian Reid of Reid’s of Henley and all the staff at Bluebells florists.

She added: “It’s nice to know you rely on your fellow independent businesses for support.”

A police spokeswoman said: “Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Naughty Mutt Nice shop on Reading Road between 5pm and 5.30pm on Saturday, and who saw anything unusual.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote referance 43160050696.

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