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Walton: Crooks try to break through wall in attempted booze heist
6:00pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
BURGLARS smashed their way into a café before attempting to tunnel through to the booze supplies in the convenience shop next door.
The crooks broke into High Street Café in Walton through the back door in an overnight attack.
Once inside they ripped the wooden panelling off the café wall and attempted to break through the wall.
It is believed they were trying to access the rows of alcohol lined up against the wall in the shop next door, the Premier convenience store, while bypassing the shop's security shutters and camera.
They didn’t get far into the wall before drawing attention from residents living in the flats above Walton High Street, and ended up fleeing from the scene.
Café owner Debra Rowark said: “They weren’t after us. It looks like it was specifically to get at next door. I think these people are absolute scumbags.”
It happened overnight between Tuesday October 22 and the following day.
It is the second time the café has been hit by burglars in recent weeks.
Anyone with information can contact police in Walton on 101.