Two raids in a month at cafe

Staying upbeat: Susan Dunn and Rebecca Nicholson are staying positive, despite suffering from two burglaries at the Lodge Farm Cafe in a month.
Staying upbeat: Susan Dunn and Rebecca Nicholson are staying positive, despite suffering from two burglaries at the Lodge Farm Cafe in a month.

A ROADSIDE cafe in Holbeach that only opened a month ago is already counting the cost of a second burglary.

Susan Dunn and Rebecca Nicholson took on the Lodge Farm Cafe off the A17 last month and have suffered from raids on their business on the weekend of May 1/2 and again last weekend.

On both occasions the raiders have forced their way through the back door of the cafe.

The first time they took chilled drinks and on the recent raid emptied the cafe of all of its stock including chilled meat and freezer stock for the weekend trade as well as gardening equipment.

Susan said: “We have been open since April 18 and we have had two break ins.

“We were a bit down and miserable first thing on Sunday but you can’t be like that all the time and we were back up and open just after 9am. Local people were very kind and leant us things to help out. ”

The business partners were confronted with an emptied shop as they arrived to open up on Sunday at about 6.45am and had to call on suppliers to hastily deliver extra stock so they could open up.

Susan estimates that the first burglary saw them lose about £500 of stock and this weekend’s cost them about £3,000.

Police say they are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward and said anyone with information should call PC Karl Cinavas on 0300 1110300 quoting incident 110 of May 22.