Blooming cheek! 200 red roses stolen before Valentine’s Day from florist

The roses were stolen in from Juniper Flowers in Sudbury. Picture: Katie Collins/PA Wire

The roses were stolen in from Juniper Flowers in Sudbury. Picture: Katie Collins/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A sneak thief stole 200 single red roses worth £1,000 from a Sudbury florists shop.

Juniper Flowers in Sudbury Picture: JUNIPER FLOWERS

Juniper Flowers in Sudbury Picture: JUNIPER FLOWERS - Credit: Archant

The blooms were in two boxes taken from Juniper Flowers overnight on Monday, February 11.

Owner Anne Jones said: “It seems a delivery I was expecting came sooner than it should have done so they were left outside overnight.

“The thief must have seen them and decided it was an easy way to make a fast buck around Valentine’s Day.”

Anne said the roses would have sold for £5 each but their loss would not hit trade at what is one of the busiest times of the year.

Juniper Flowers owner Anne Brown Picture: JUNIPER FLOWERS

Juniper Flowers owner Anne Brown Picture: JUNIPER FLOWERS - Credit: Archant


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“It’s not going to affect the business as I’ve got plenty of stock in, but it’s a shame that someone should do this,” she said.

“Sudbury is a lovely place, all my customers and the community in general have been very supportive since they heard what had happened.”

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Anne has had the North Street business for eight years and employs three part-time staff.

Anyone with information or who is offered roses for sale is asked to call Suffolk police on 101.

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