Charity boxes and staff tip jar stolen at Foresters Arm’s break-in

Foresters Arms
The Foresters Arms on Union Street

The Foresters Arms was back open for business yesterday (Tuesday) just hours after they’d been broken into.

Bedfordshire Police confirmed that they had been called to the premises on Tuesday morning, following reports of the burglary.

Alcohol, two charity boxes and a tip box were stolen.

“We were shocked and surprised to find out we had been broken into over night,” said landlord, Ben Howe.

“We are absolutely devastated that someone would do this to our lovely pub and it has shaken up some of our staff quite badly.

“We have had great response from the police, our CCTV and alarm suppliers and our builders who have all restored everything, upped our security and got some valuable evidence and footage.

“We are just glad no one was hurt and everyone was ok and we feel almost sorry for this individual who is clearly desperate enough to break in and steal charity boxes, our staffs’ tips jar and some bottles of spirits.”

Ben and the team have been overwhelmed with messages of support from friends, regulars and the neighbours in the community.

“There is a lot of good in the world,” said Ben. “We hope it can spread to those who need it.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or via the online reporting centre on our website, quoting reference 40/11713/20

You can also report information anonymously via Crimestoppers

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