The owner of a business which has suffered an attempted break-in just weeks after thousands of pounds worth of children’s toys were swiped in a burglary has called the culprits ‘mindless idiots’.
Jayne Brierley, who runs Pistachios in the Park cafe with husband Andrew, had a terrible start to the new year after discovering that the shutters had been damaged and there had been an attempt made to get into the cafe.
The premises is based within Princes Park and the damage was uncovered on Thursday last week, just two-and-a-half weeks after the shutters were ripped off before a brick was used to smash the window and break in. On that occasion, as well as taking the large quantity of toys, the waitresses’ tips were also swiped. Businesses and individuals came forward and donated funds and Mrs Brierly met the cost of replacing the children’s toys which were to be given out by Father Christmas, with the money donated by businesses set to replenish the soft play area used by young parents and their children.