Webbs garden centre hit by crime

Burglars have stolen a forklift truck and other items worth £10,000 from Webbs garden centre at Hagley near Stourbridge in Worcestershire.

Webbs Garden Centre was a target for thieves - image: Morguefile
Webbs Garden Centre was a target for thieves - image: Morguefile

Balaclava-wearing thieves made off after being spotted by a West Mercia Police Community Support Officer.

Webbs representative Nick Baker said: "It’s good that the police disturbed them before they could steal more.

"But the loss of the forklift means that we are snookered. We’re having to receive deliveries and transport compost and other items around by hand, which is disrupting the business."


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