Break in blow to Spalding company after COVID-19 closure
The owners of a Spalding based company have spoken of their shock after a break in at their showroom over the weekend.
Simon and Louise Wright, of L&S Carpets and Flooring at Stumps Lane Business Park on Marsh Road, have been forced to close their showroom today following the incident.
They are hoping that CCTV footage will help to identify those thought to be involved.
In CCTV footage from inside the showroom, a male can be seen searching the building before using a board to knock down the camera at 3:40am on Sunday - he made off with a tin containing money. It is thought that the same two men are involved.
Simon said: “All they took was £15 - and it just narks you off that people think they can just take whatever they want. They are the scum of the earth.
“It’s been really horrible. We are a family business - there are seven of us here - and we’ve been forced to close today while we get a security company in to try and stop it happening again.”
Simon says that neighbouring businesses have also been targeted in the same way with six other occurrences over the past six months.
Simon, who moved the business to the unit two years ago this month, believes there is a reason the units are being targeted.
He said: “The trouble is that where we are is out of the way and I think that makes us an easy target and with it happening before you just think they can come back
“Something needs to be done. It’s the same people, in the same clothes and in the CCTV footage you can clearly see the one man’s eye colour.
“In other CCTV footage you can see the other man start to limp as he’s running away too which is helpful.
“At least we have something to go on.”
As with many others, the business has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak but was starting to return to normal when the break in occurred.
Simon, who is one of a team of seven family members working in the business, said: “We had been doing ever so well before coronavirus.
“Then we closed the shop but because we work with a property developer we were able to be on site there.
“We were finally getting back to normal and then this happened.
"Hopefully people will see the footage and pictures and be able to identify who was involved.”
Anyone with information should contact 101, quoting incident 43 of 5/07/20