Maplin donate CCTV to protect burgled shop

24 June 2015

The Maplin Electronics store on Robin Retail Park in Wigan has donated a state-of-the-art CCTV system to protect a Wigan and Leigh Hospice shop which was broken into.

The shop on Mesnes Street in Wigan town centre was broken into sometime between 10pm on Monday 8 June and 7am the next morning, when the alarm was raised.

Burglars broke a glass panel and threw a paving stone through a window at the front of the shop in order to gain entry. They then pushed over a set of shelves which smashed donated goods, and ransacked the staff area. The cost of the damage is estimated at around £350.

Maplin Wigan's store manager, Dan Parker, read about the burglary and decided to help. Dan said: "To attack a shop belonging to a charity is just appalling. The CCTV system we've donated will hopefully provide some peace of mind to the shop and its volunteers, as well as preventing further incidents."

Kate Gaynor, retail manager for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, said: "The burglary has been very upsetting for us and the volunteers who work so hard to keep the shop going. The new CCTV set donated by Maplin is just brilliant and means we now have full coverage of our site.
"The cameras are really up to date with have night vision included, so the shop will be much more secure, and hopefully the CCTV will act as a deterrent. Thank you to Maplin for donating the equipment, it will be an enormous reassurance to us."

Anyone with information on the burglary should call the police on the non-emergency number 101.


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