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Thieves grab cigarettes and cash after smashing through shop door

Thieves grab cigarettes and cash after smashing through shop door

James Preston

Thieves grab cigarettes and cash after smashing through shop door

A pair of thieves used a traffic cone to smash into a newsagents in Maidenhead in the early hours of yesterday and took more than £1,000 worth of cigarettes and cash.

The burglars broke through the glass on the door of the 'am 2 pm' shop in Gloucester Road at about 2.20am, setting off an alarm and waking owner Kularatham Satha and wife Pama, who live above the shop.

Mr Satha went downstairs and found a pair of young men, wearing white and pink jackets, loading the cigarettes, money from a change box and Mrs Satha's mobile phone into a yellow bag.

The pair ran away when they were disturbed and before the police arrived.

Mrs Satha said: "This is the first time there has been a problem like this in six years here. There are nice people in a nice area here."

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