Essex Police investigate after larger group smash their way into Co-op in Newhall
News / Mon 30th Oct 2023 at 03:28pm
ESSEX Police are investigating a burglary at a shop in Harlow.
An Essex police spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of a burglary at a business in Barnfield Road, Harlow, shortly after 11.10pm on Sunday 29 October.
“It was reported a group of people had smashed a window at the address, before entering and attempting to steal property
“Damage was also caused to a cash machine.
“Our investigation into this incident continues are we are appealing for anyone with information or footage which could assist our enquiries to come forward.
“Please contact us quoting incident 1326 of 29 October.
“You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.
“Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.
“Alternatively you can call us on 101.
“In an emergency always call 999.
“If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.”
I see two traveller kids fill up baskets and walk out with 3 baskets full from There last night around 7:30pm got into a car and it sped off, it really needs security guard in there, hardly any staff either, the place is a thief’s dream
When it first opened it installed a cash machine by the entrance to the shop.. a couple of weeks later had it ripped out by a JCB, wrecking the shop front.
Security guards are definitely a good idea. We have the same problem at out local co op but mostly from school children filling their bags with chocolate and snacks then walking out!!! that or the local crackheads filling baskets of meat and running off
To be fair Security Guards don't earn enough to risk getting battered by a group stealing, especially if they are Travellers. They are fine for the single shoplifters and kids but trying to stop groups of people doing what they are doing in the US is just not feasible. I don't know what the answer is but I certainly wouldn't want one of my family members being a store security in todays world.
There will come a day when you never enter a shop you will instead hand over your shopping list, pay and wait for the store staff to collect everything and then deliver to you through a hatch