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Clayton-le-Moors company faces 10th break-in in six months
A BUSINESSWOMAN has described constant break-ins at her company as ‘soul-destroying’.
Police are searching for burglars covered in black anti-vandal paint who ransacked Cranberry Coachways in Read Street, Clayton-le-Moors.
Managing director of 21 years Christine Dixon, 51, of Great Harwood, said the Friday night raid was the 10th incident since June when a laptop, sat nav and cash was stolen.
She said: “It seems to be happening every couple of weeks and it is costing me a fortune. They are doing it just for sheer devilment because they are not even taking anything.
“I feel like being targeted but I don’t know why, I’m just trying to earn a living.
“It is soul destroying. I’ve tried everything and will now have to employ a security guard.
“The anti-vandal paint must be all over their clothes and hands because it took me ages to clean-up.”
On this occasion, between 9pm and 11.30pm on Friday, intruders climbed over a fence at the back of the industrial unit and into a yard.
They then smashed their way into a caravan which was being used as an office and rifled through the paper work, leaving anti-vandal paint everywhere.
Nothing was stolen and police believe youths are responsible for the damage.
PC Roger Brindle said: “The persons responsible for this crime are covered in anti-vandal paint.
“This is a black tar like substance that cannot be removed from clothing.
“It is painted on all the perimeter fences at Cranberry Coachways.
“The offenders will be covered in it, so much so that some of the paint has transferred on to furniture within the caravan.
“If you have any information on this incident or you have seen anyone with clothing covered in this black anti-vandal paint we urge you to contact police.”
Call 0845 1253545 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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