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Police Investigate Theft, Burglary & Town Fight

Guernsey Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a charity money box, a burglary at a home in the Vale and a fight in town.

Cash has been stolen from a charity hedge-veg money box.

Police say the theft happened at GROW's Oatlands Lane site in St Sampsons sometime last weekend.

The money was taken between 3pm on Saturday (26 March) and 8am on Monday (28 March).

GROW says the takings in the honesty box would probably have been 'considerable' because it was the proceeds of Mother's Day plants specially-produced by the 'Crew' of people with learning disabilities.

 "Over a busy weekend when many customers are here to buy bedding and perennial plants for their gardens we would expect to take several hundred pounds in cash.

The Mothers Day gifts have been particularly popular and would have added significantly to the income. This mindless theft is very disappointing for all of us and especially the Crew who enjoyed helping to prepare the gifts." - Carol Brehaut, Office Manager.

The honesty box - a painted milk church - had been secured to a bench and fitted with a padlock. The lock had been forced and the cash removed.

"We have now ordered close circuit cameras to install on site to deter such mindless acts in the future.

I just hope that whoever is responsible gets to understand just how hurtful their actions have been to all the Crew who work hard here to grow plants and produce which help to cover the cost of our overheads."

Officers are also investigating a burglary a home in the Vale and an attempted break-in at a nearby commercial premises in the Landes Du Marche area.

They happened in the early hours of last Tuesday (22 March).

"If you have any information regarding this incident or witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the area please contact PC 67 MANNING on 222 222 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111." - Guernsey Police.

Guernsey Police have also issued an appeal about a fight at the top of the Smith Street and Forest Lane junction in St Peter Port.

They say it happened just after midnight Sunday morning (27 March) and that a 'large number' of people were involved.

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