Wrench used to smash door and destroy counters in raid on Pandora store in Corby

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Burglars tried to steal Pandora jewellery in a ram-raid at the store in Willow Place, Corby.

Two men on a motorbike took just minutes to smash through a reinforced door to get in to the premises at about 3.15am this morning (Wednesday).

They used a monkey wrench to smash the outside door in and then destroyed some counters trying to get the jewellery

Mick McQuillan

They were disturbed by security staff from Willow Place and fled almost empty handed, leaving their motorbike at the scene.

Store owner Mick McQuillan said: “There was a lot of damage.

“They used a monkey wrench to smash the outside door in and then destroyed some counters trying to get the jewellery.

“It took them less than two minutes.

“You can see on the CCTV that they knew exactly what they wanted, but thankfully were disturbed by the Willow Place security team.”

Mr McQuillan has vowed not to let the latest burglary affect him.

He added: “You can’t let these little things bother you.

“We will be open for business as usual.”

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “We were called at 3.10am this morning to a ram-raid at the Pandora shop in Corby.

“We went out and the security staff were already there.

“We are investigating and would like to hear from anyone who saw anything by calling us on 101.”