Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Burglars at Pie Shop Squeeze through 12in Hole to Grab Cash Box

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Burglars at Pie Shop Squeeze through 12in Hole to Grab Cash Box

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Byline: Mark Chandler

AN ARSENAL-themed pie shop has been targeted in a "Hatton Gardenstyle" raid.

Thieves broke into Piebury Corner, which sells pies named after Arsenal greats, before cutting a 12-inch hole in an office door and squeezing through to grab cash and a charity box.

Owner Nicky Campbell said that after stealing the money, the burglars flooded the shop, sending water down the stairs and opening up a large hole in the ground-floor ceiling.

She said: "They took all the cash in the shop and decided to go on a bit of a destruction rampage. They stuffed the sinks full of paper, turned all the taps on and left them running overnight. The ceiling caved in through the pressure of the water."

The shop near the Emirates stadium, which sells pies with names such as The Dennis Bergkamp and The Aaron Lambsey, suffered up to PS7,000 in damage and lost takings in the raid last Thursday night.

Staff who opened up the shop on Friday morning discovered the damage and were surprised by the size of the hole in the door, which reminded them of the narrow hole through which raiders accessed vaults in the PS14 million Hatton Garden safe deposit heist in April last year. …

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