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Safebreak at Haslingden Co-op
11:56am Thursday 28th June 2012 in Looking Back
SAFEBREAKERS snatched £1,000 from a Haslingden strongroom back in 1960 after burning through 6in thick doors of five safes with a blow torch.
The raid, at the Co-op Society’s offices, was described as ‘Chicago-like’ by police.
The burglars got into the building through a skylight, broke down the strongroom door and then blasted their way through the safes.
Mr J H Fitton, manager of the office, which stood next to Woolworths in Bank Street, said at the time: “When the books are checked, I expect £1,000 to be missing.”
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