Charity cash and children's toys taken in break-in
12:14pm Thu Jan 05, 2017
 
A children's wellington boot was put over a security camera during the break-in at White Post Farm, Farnsfield.
A children's wellington boot was put over a security camera during the break-in at White Post Farm, Farnsfield.
Staff at a farm and popular children’s attraction say things are just about back to normal following a break-in which cost it thousands of pounds.
T-shirts bearing the farm's logo were among items stolen.
T-shirts bearing the farm's logo were among items stolen.
T-shirts and toys were among the items taken from White Post Farm, Farnsfield, between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

A collection tin for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance was also among the items taken.

Marketing manager Mr Anthony Moore said: "Thousands of pounds of stuff has gone. It makes you feel sick.

"A staff member arrived on Tuesday morning to find the gift shop doors were open.

"The shelves in the gift shop had been emptied of toys. Children’s hats and gloves had been taken."

Mr Moore said the intruder or intruders had gained entry by forcing an unused side-door open with a crowbar.

He said they put a children's wellington boot over a security camera and took the hard drive from the CCTV system which contained the security footage.

"The police came to look around the site and found that the pet shop, staff room, lunch barn and feeding shed had also been broken into," he said.

Around 80 to 90 t-shirts, branded with the White Post Farm logo, were among the stolen goods, as well as chocolate and snacks from the lunch barn.

'The public were very supportive'



"Our customers were lovely on the day of the break-in and they showed lots of concern,” said Mr Moore.

"The public were on our side and were very supportive and that really picked everybody up.

"We have got everywhere ship shape and we're just about back to normal.

"We have got doors to replace and CCTV to get in but as far as how we look and how we operate we're just about there."

Mr Moore said the farm would be donating £60 to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance to replace the money which was stolen.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 71 of January 3.

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