Owner tells of ‘lucky escape’ after Stamford Academy break-in

Burglary at Stamford Academy, High Street, Stamford. Business owner Chris Brock. Photo: MSMP190913-024ow
Burglary at Stamford Academy, High Street, Stamford. Business owner Chris Brock. Photo: MSMP190913-024ow
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The owner of a language school said his firm had a lucky escape despite thieves breaking in and stealing cash and valuables.

Stamford Academy, in High Street, was burgled on Sunday night.

Thieves got in through a rear window, broke a number of locks on cupboard doors and stole a few hundred pounds, a PlayStation 3 and a digital SLR camera.

Business owner Chris Brock was not happy with what he found on Monday morning.

But he said things could have been much worse.

He added: “There was a lot more they didn’t take that they could have stolen.

“They hadn’t thrown things around looking for other bits and pieces.”

Chris said it was fortunate that there was no-one in the building at the time.

He added: “There are a couple of weeks in the year when we take on a lot of cash as opposed to internet transactions.

“Had we not been to the bank the night before it could have been a lot worse.

“We are quite lucky in that respect.

“I don’t know if it was planned or opportunistic.

“We were fortunate there was no-one in the building that night as well.”

Chris has already installed extra security in the building and is carrying on with classes as normal.

But he said: “It could have been a hell of a lot worse.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to the theft.

If you saw anything, call 101 quoting incident 80 of September 16.