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It feels like a nightmare – Shop manager tells of ‘heartbreak’ after Post Office break-in

A shop manager has told of being “heartbroken” after a post office she runs had its door prised open..

By admin , in Cambridge , at May 1, 2018

A shop manager has told of being "heartbroken" after a post office she runs had its door prised open this morning (May 1).

Meena Parekh, 64, who has worked at Sawston Post Office in the village's High Street, with her husband Danny for 20 years, said she is "really worried".

She was called by police at around 4.30am to find her shop targeted for the second time in just over a year.

Footage taken outside the shop by a village resident around 5am shows three police cars outside the shop.

"Sawston is quite a safe village," Meena said. "But people come here and spoil it for the rest.

"It's heartbreaking when you walk in and find out something has happened to your premises.

"Nothing was taken – they've ruined our door completely. The lock is gone.

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"We feel very lucky it wasn't worse.

"But when you get a call to say you've had an attempted break-in, it feels like a nightmare."

The post office saw burglars try to steal a cash machine in late January last year. The bungled attempt triggered a blaze and the culprits flee empty-handed.

The offenders broke into the post office using crowbars, the equipment they used caused a fire and they fled towards the M11.

The Post Office managers have had two lucky escapes now, but knowing their business has been targeted has taken a toll.

"Everyone is worried," added Meena. "Imagine, this is a business property – I can't imagine what it would be like if it was at our home.

"But we won't let them affect us too much, we will carry on as normal."

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A Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: "We were called to reports of a burglary at the Post Office in High Street, Sawston, at around 5am today (May 1).

"The door had been prised open but nothing was taken.

"Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference CF0227530518."

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