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Appeal to raise charity cash after Bodmin break-in

Appeal to raise charity cash after Bodmin break-in

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:11pm 26th April 2019. (Updated at 4:15pm 26th April 2019)

£2,500 of charity money has been swiped from a bakery in Cornwall - raised by staff running the London Marathon.

The break-in happened at Malcolm Barnecutt's in Bodmin almost two weeks ago.

Police say offenders forced the front doors open and stole a safe.

Anyone who saw what happened or has information is being asked to get in touch.

Now an appeal has been launched to try and raise the cash again as the staff get set to run on Sunday.

It's already at over 75% of the target.

Kevin posted on Facebook: "Arrived at work this morning to find another break in at the Lucknow shop in Bodmin.

"Lots of CCTV footage happened 20:44 sat smashed electric door and taken safe’s with cash takings!

"But also in the safe was charity money for staff running London marathon £2500 for Fleet."

You can find the Just Giving page here.

The Just Giving page reads: "As you may or may not know funds we raised through events have been stolen.

"But we will try with your help to move on and try to raise as much as we can for this amazing course the machinery fleet buy and distributing around cornwall saves lives so every penny counts."



"Police are investigating a burglary at the bakery.

"It happened between 4pm on Saturday 13th April and 10.45am the next day.

"Offenders forced the front doors to get inside and stole a safe containing a quantity of cash and the charity cash as described."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone who saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/032625/19.

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