Thieves raid Poundbury dentist

Dorset Echo: Inspector Steve Marsh of Dorchester Police Inspector Steve Marsh of Dorchester Police

THIEVES have targeted a Poundbury dentist in an overnight raid.

A laptop and small change was taken when Poundbury Dental Practice was broken into during the early hours of this morning.

Considerable damage was also inflicted on the property but practice manager Tim Warren has praised the way staff have responded and been able to offer their normal service today.

Mr Warren said the break-in was discovered by their cleaner early this morning, with the offenders having forced their way through a window and ripping an alarm off the wall before taking a Hewlett Packard laptop and a small amount of loose change.

He said no cash was kept on the premises overnight and fortunately patients’ medical records and their drugs stores had not been touched.

However, Mr Warren it had still been ‘upsetting’ for everyone at the practice and praised the way his team had responded to ensure no knock-on effects impacted on patients.

He said: “They have caused a lot of mess and some damage and it’s upsetting and inconvenient. “However, business continuity has not been affected and we have been able to see every patient we were meant to today.

“I think our staff have stepped up to the plate and worked that bit harder to get things going.”

Mr Warren, who believes the break-in occurred between 3am and 4am, praised the response of the police as well as South Coast Alarms and Poundbury Systems, which came into restore their telephone communications which had been cut by the offenders.

He said: “We are very grateful for the support we have had from our service providers and we are back in business.”

Inspector Steve Marsh, of Dorchester Police, said officers were investigating the break-in and urged anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

He said it was the second incident in Poundbury in successive nights after thieves entered a works site by the Sunny Days Nursery on Wednesday night and broke into a secure storage facility.

They made off with power stools from the store.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Dorchester Police Station on 101.

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3:02pm Fri 7 Feb 14

cosmick says...

I think i may have seen that picture of that copper before.
I think i may have seen that picture of that copper before. cosmick

3:27pm Fri 7 Feb 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Echo says
He said it was the second incident in Poundbury in successive nights after thieves entered a works site by the Sunny Days Nursery on Wednesday night and broke into a secure storage facility.
They made off with power stools from the store.
Why would POWER STOOLS be stored in a secure storage area??
The policeman's picture is the one that the Echo have along with one of a parked up police car and Dennis the fire engine.
Echo says He said it was the second incident in Poundbury in successive nights after thieves entered a works site by the Sunny Days Nursery on Wednesday night and broke into a secure storage facility. They made off with power stools from the store. Why would POWER STOOLS be stored in a secure storage area?? The policeman's picture is the one that the Echo have along with one of a parked up police car and Dennis the fire engine. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

4:40pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Under35andout says...

Why would POWER STOOLS be stored in a secure storage area??

are you stupid or its it just weymouth people are brought up like this
Why would POWER STOOLS be stored in a secure storage area?? are you stupid or its it just weymouth people are brought up like this Under35andout

4:46pm Fri 7 Feb 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Under35andout
Think about it - I expect that they were Power Tools on a work site!
BTW I am not stupid.
Under35andout Think about it - I expect that they were Power Tools on a work site! BTW I am not stupid. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

8:25am Sat 8 Feb 14

MaidofDorset says...

These people are always though of as petty thieves, but cause chaos in peoples lives as they trash business after business and home after home. The value of what they steal is tiny compared with the cost of new doors and windows etc.

I've got to the stage that I'd like to see these 'petty' criminals put in the stocks or publicly birched. I guess chopping off the right hand of the next one caught would be considered a step too far?
These people are always though of as petty thieves, but cause chaos in peoples lives as they trash business after business and home after home. The value of what they steal is tiny compared with the cost of new doors and windows etc. I've got to the stage that I'd like to see these 'petty' criminals put in the stocks or publicly birched. I guess chopping off the right hand of the next one caught would be considered a step too far? MaidofDorset

9:28am Sat 8 Feb 14

K9 says...

I think it's "step up to the crease" in this country. :-)
I think it's "step up to the crease" in this country. :-) K9

1:28pm Sat 8 Feb 14

David_divenghy2 says...

Under35andout wrote:
Why would POWER STOOLS be stored in a secure storage area??

are you stupid or its it just weymouth people are brought up like this
Apparently they made a Mclean getaway, last seen going at high speed through Colgate.
[quote][p][bold]Under35andout[/bold] wrote: Why would POWER STOOLS be stored in a secure storage area?? are you stupid or its it just weymouth people are brought up like this[/p][/quote]Apparently they made a Mclean getaway, last seen going at high speed through Colgate. David_divenghy2

10:12pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Tinker2 says...

MaidofDorset wrote:
These people are always though of as petty thieves, but cause chaos in peoples lives as they trash business after business and home after home. The value of what they steal is tiny compared with the cost of new doors and windows etc. I've got to the stage that I'd like to see these 'petty' criminals put in the stocks or publicly birched. I guess chopping off the right hand of the next one caught would be considered a step too far?
Just pull out their teeth !
[quote][p][bold]MaidofDorset[/bold] wrote: These people are always though of as petty thieves, but cause chaos in peoples lives as they trash business after business and home after home. The value of what they steal is tiny compared with the cost of new doors and windows etc. I've got to the stage that I'd like to see these 'petty' criminals put in the stocks or publicly birched. I guess chopping off the right hand of the next one caught would be considered a step too far?[/p][/quote]Just pull out their teeth ! Tinker2

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