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Watch shocking moment burglar smashes his leg through shop door

PUBLISHED: 16:45 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:11 25 October 2018

Would-be thieves targeted the Budgens store in Great Blakenham Picture: DANIEL PONT

Would-be thieves targeted the Budgens store in Great Blakenham Picture: DANIEL PONT

DANIEL PONT

Burglars can be seen prizing glass from the door of a Suffolk shop during one of four break ins across the county in the early hours of this morning.

This footage was taken from the Budgens convenience store in Moses Walk, Great Blakenham.

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The break-in happened at roughly 2am on Thursday morning and the video shows a group of men throwing a heavy object at the shop door.

They then kick the glass repeatedly before using their hands to pull broken shards of window apart.

The Budgens store in Great Blakenham, where the thieves attempted to force entry Picture: DANIEL PONTThe Budgens store in Great Blakenham, where the thieves attempted to force entry Picture: DANIEL PONT

In the background, one suspect can be seen carrying what appears to be a large bag suitable for transporting stolen goods.

At one point, one of the suspects appears to get his leg stuck in the hole they have forced through the door.

After roughly 45 seconds of trying, another suspect reaches his hand through the hole and attempts to open the door from the inside.

At this point, the group seem to become spooked by something, and make their escape without gaining entry.

The store owner, Daniel Pont, say they were disturbed by somebody in the flat above.

“Our business is a new building with a shop and flats above,” he said. “One of the tenants shouted out at the guys when they were breaking in.

“They didn’t actually manage to get into our store. They couldn’t get through the glass.”

The police then contacted Mr Pont, who spent this morning clearing the damage from the shop front.

“We have taken the glass away and swept,” he said.

The plan is now to invest in new shutters to protect the store at night.

Mr Pont confirmed that Budgens is open for business as usual.

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