Police probe Sidmouth Britannia window smash mystery

PUBLISHED: 17:12 21 July 2010 | UPDATED: 15:08 23 July 2010

SMASHED WINDOW: Resident Michael Earthey caught this snap as police rushd to Sidmouth's Britannia building society branch.

SMASHED WINDOW: Resident Michael Earthey caught this snap as police rushd to Sidmouth's Britannia building society branch.

Michael Earthey

POLICE raced to Sidmouth’s Britannia building society on Sunday after reports a brick had been lobbed through its window in broad daylight.

Passers-by heard a crash and the High Street branch’s alarm sound at around 1.15pm.

Officers arrived at the scene to find a window smashed and spoke to people in the nearby area. No one was inside the premises.

A force spokesperson said the incident is being treated as criminal damage to a property and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A Britannia spokesperson said damage was caused to a window and police were investigating the matter.

Anyone with information can contact police on 08452 777444, crime reference: KS/10/378.


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