A SHOPKEEPER has released CCTV footage of the thieves who raided his store in Worcester.

The footage shows three young men in hoodies attempting to break in to the store in Cecil Road by throwing bricks at the windows and doors. 

Owner of Friends Malayali Asian Store, Dennis Matthews said the three thieves first threw a brick at the window at around 3am yesterday, but didn't manage to gain entry. They then came back an hour later and threw two more bricks.

The second video shows the thieves climbing through a broken window and stealing the till drawer which Mr Matthews said contained £700. 

Worcester News:

The devastated shop keeper said: "After they threw the two more bricks they climbed into the shop and that is when they stole the till drawer.

"They ran out the back of the shop, and left the doors wide open. You can see where they have got out as there is a trail of coins.

Worcester News:

"It is really really gutting. We cannot open with the window how it is, and we will have to wait to get a new till. We are celebrating Eid on Friday, and so it is our busiest time.

"That and the fact business is slow due to the pandemic means we will really struggle."

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The police are currently investigating the raid - if you have any informaiton or recognise the men on the CCTV footage you can report it online. 

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said yesterday: "The investigation is on-going, we are asking anyone that may have seen or heard anything over night or during the early hours of the morning (Tuesday 28 July) to report it on our website by clicking ‘tell us about’ using reference 00072 of 28072020."

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