Manager of Telford cafe hit by burglars discovers more thefts

By Rob Smith | Telford | Crime | Published:

A Telford cafe that was broken into over the weekend has re-opened, though the manager has discovered more losses.

Willow Cafe manager Teresa Pagett

The Willow Cafe in Halesfield was burgled on Sunday night with food, a television, 20 neon-coloured knives and more stolen.

The cafe’s stolen till, which was empty at the time, was later found on the Silkin Way path.

The neighbouring Laura Deighton Dance Company was also hit, with technology stolen.

Teresa Pagett, the cafe’s owner, said it has emerged an iPhone 6 used to process card payments was also taken.

She said: “The building has been made secure but there is still a bit of internal damage. It’s not preventing us from operating at least.

“We think our red wheelie bin was used to move some of the items. It is distinctive and we realised it was missing.

“It’s not a household wheelie bin but a catering bin if you like. If anyone sees it they can contact the police.”

She estimated about £1,500 of goods had been taken.

Anyone with information can ring West Mercia Police on 101 with reference to the incident number 74s of February 11.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.


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