Robbery at garden centre

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Robbery at garden centre

Thieves targeted a well-known Northamptonshire garden centre as staff were locking up.

Just before 7pm on Monday, December 28, as a member of staff was locking up at Beckworth Emporium in Glebe Road, Mears Ashby, he noticed a suspicious car in the car park.

The driver of the suspicious vehicle then rammed the member of staff’s car before three people got out of the vehicle and forced the man into the garden centre’s office.

The thieves then searched the office and stole cash.

The member of staff did not suffer serious injuries, but he was left badly shaken by the incident.

The thieves were all stocky and wore dark clothes, balaclavas and gloves.

One was about 6ft while the other two were about 5ft 8in. They all had Northampton or Leicester accents.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at


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