Burglary at the Ship Inn

Sunday 20th March 2011

Burglary at the Ship Inn

Just in case, you were not aware of this incident, see below the article which appeared in the Cornish Guardian

THE LANDLORD of a pub says a burglary at the weekend has cost £1,000 in damage and stolen goods.

Jonny Pusey and Ronni Collins have had the Ship Inn in Lerryn for seven years without any trouble.

However, on Sunday morning they awoke to realise they had been the victims of a burglary. Around £200 in change was taken from two tills, cigarettes behind the till and an iPod, and a window had been damaged in gaining entry.

Mr Pusey said: "Whoever it was had jemmied open the window at the back of the pub on the ground floor.

"It's a shame to think this could happen in a quiet village like Lerryn," he said.

"I reckon it happened between about 2am and 6am on Sunday, March 13. We would usually have been there.

"Maybe it was someone desperate to get to the front of the queue for our £5 lunches."

He said there had been a problem with a spree of petty thefts from cars last year but he was not aware of many burglaries taking place.

"When you have a recession like this and money's tight, crimes goes up," he said.

"I would have preferred it not to have happened; this has upset Ronni quite a bit. We may consider putting in an alarm now."

Police officers were out in Lerryn on Sunday making house-to-house inquiries. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at Looe on 0845 2777444, quoting crime reference BE/11/114.

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