A store owner was devastated to learn that his store in Loughborough town center had been broken into on Christmas Day, just two weeks after it opened.
David Fadesco was hoping for a quiet start to Boxing Day, but instead received a call from the police telling him that thieves had targeted his store, Off Season Clothing, the night before.
The intruders threw a brick through the front door and smashed through the safety glass to gain entry, fleeing with some Â£ 2,000 of high-end hoodies and shoes.
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Mr Fadesco said he was reluctant to reopen until the damage was repaired and more security measures were put in place.
He said: âIt makes us back down because we don’t dare open until the shutters are installed. We cannot commit more stock to the building with the risk that it will be broken into again.
He started the store with a friend, with the store offering high-end shoes, such as Jordans, as well as inventory of Nike and Adidas and other clothing.
Managing the store was a challenge in the first few weeks as Mr. Fadesco also works at City Hall and took care of helping lead panto’s performance as a technician.
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A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers received a call around 9.30am on Sunday 26 December indicating that there had been a break-in at a store in Market Street, Loughborough.
“It had happened overnight and a number of clothes were washed away.”
If you have any information on the incident, call 101 or visit the Leicestershire Police website.
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