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Spalding trader thanks police and neighbours for help after shop break-in

Traders have praised neighbours and police for the quick response to a break-in at their Spalding shop.

Owners of Buy It Sell it, Shane and Diane Graves, say police had arrested the man within 14 minutes of breaking the glass at the Victoria Street shop.

The couple have also praised their neighbour who had heard the noise from his flat and luckily the first person he saw with a mobile phone was an off-duty police officer.

Shane Graves, outside Buy It Sell It following the break-in (25271131)
Shane Graves, outside Buy It Sell It following the break-in (25271131)


Mr Graves, who had also been alerted to the break-in by the store's CCTV, said: "From the first kick of the door to the man going into the police van was 14 minutes and that is awesome and is also down to our neighbour across the road.

"Our neighbour deserves so much credit and we have had so much support from our customers.

"It gives us so much peace of mind to know that we are looking after each other down here."

Police arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of burglary and possession of cannabis.

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