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Burglars’ £3,300 raid on hotel
Thursday, 03 May 2012
PROPERTY and cash valued at more than £3,000 was taken from a hotel between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Thieves smashed a side window to get inside the Barclay House Hotel at Looe. They searched offices and took two laptops, a safe containing a small amount of cash, and valuables, including wine presentation boxes, and candlesticks and a teddy bear by Crown Derby.
Graham Brooks, who runs the hotel with his wife Gill, said: ‘They also set off a fire extinguisher which caused damage to electrical items, but fortunately none of our guests were aware of what was happening or were affected by it. We have always thought we were pretty secure but we will be looking at installing more in the way of CCTV and so on.
‘It could have been a lot worse – there was less than £100 in the safe as we bank at the end of each day. I would like to think having gone to all the effort of removing the safe and then opening it they will be very disappointed.’
A police spokesman confirmed property and cash valued at about £3,300 had been taken.
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