PENN LAWN MOWERS RAIDED AGAIN
Follows January break-in and recent fraud
Dealers Penn Lawn Mowers in Ringwood have been broken into again this week - this time their store was ram raided with criminals smashing through their front doors.
This follows the dealership suffering a break-in in January which saw thieves smash through a brick wall to steal around 14 chain saws, including a rare, valuable one. Not long after this traumatic event they subsequently fell victim to a credit card fraud which hit them for £2,500.
And now this week Dawn Smith, who owns the business along with her husband Roland, has informed Service Dealer about the latest awful event to befall them.
With a heavy heart Dawn said, "At 12.35am in the early hours of Thursday this week, we were ram raided through our front doors.
"Its hard to believe that you can suffer so much in such a short space of time. I think we are all here tidying up the utter mess that has been left behind and looking at each other lost for words.
"I know that I am starting to wonder if this is all ever worth the time and effort that we put into our family business to watch this happen again and again."
The criminals didn't manage to make off with anything, however they caused about £5,000 worth of damage including writing off one lawn mower that was due to go out to a customer that day.
"I guess some good news is that they arrested two guys about an hour after this happened," said Dawn.