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  • Thieves steal cash, stamps and safe in raid on Killearn garden centre

    Thieves stole cash and stamps, worth more than £13,000 when they raided a family business.
    The Post Office at Oakwood Garden Centre, Killearn, was targeted in the early hours of last Monday (September 24).
    Thieves used a truck belonging to the business to steal its safe from the centre located off of the A81.
    Police have now appealed for witnesses to the theft which occurred shortly before 12.30am. The crooks broke the lock off the front door to gain entry to the premises.
    Once inside the Post Office they stole a large quantity of postage stamps, £8,361.76 in cash and the large white safe.
    It’s believed the thieves toppled the safe down stairs before loading it on to a pallet truck belonging to the owner and making their escape.
    The Post Office has remained closed, but the rest of the garden centre site remains open for business. Oakwood Garden Centre also features a restaurant on the site.
    The owner, James Henderson, has run the garden centre for the last 11 years and his family have lived on the land since 1983. He expressed his dismay over the theft, saying: “It’s disappointing to see that we have these individuals in society.
    “We are now reviewing our security of the whole site which will be drastically improved in the coming weeks.”

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