Cake shop shuts over Deane robbery fears

Cake shop shuts over Deane robbery fears

Emma Waring, left, owner, and Kiera Pearson, manager, of Cake Delight

A map showing where the robberies happened in Deane

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A DEANE cake shop has temporarily closed to install extra security measures after a wave of robberies in the area.

Emma Waring, owner of Cake Delight in Deane Church Lane, said she wanted to protect staff.

Miss Waring, aged 37, who has owned the shop for two years, said: “We have definitely lost business but all the staff were worried.

“It is disappointing that we have been scared enough to close the shop but I thought it was not safe.

"I was going to have a staff member in on her own. I have young staff who work at the weekend and they were panicking after hearing what had happened.”

She said she would reopen the shop when safety measures, including a security buzzer on the door, have been installed.

She said: “I think the customers will feel reassured about what we are doing, as some people have been reluctant to go out. I want to make sure the staff are safe.”

Other business owners also spoke about their fears. Jayanti Valji, owner of Premier Stores, Wigan Road said: “I have been here for 26 years and never known anything like this in such a short space of time.

“I wasn’t supposed to be working but I did not feel comfortable leaving my wife on her own.

“Every time the door goes, you think: ‘This could be them’.

“We put our cameras up outside when we heard about the hair salon down the road.

“At first they were just targeting places with women working there but now they’re targeting places run by families.

“I’m not surprised Cake Delight is not opening, it is all women in there.”

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11:45am Tue 21 Jan 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Interesting to see that the police have the resources to charge people over an anti fracking protest but don't have the resources to catch these dangerous and life threatening criminals.

It might be good for their clean up stats but I'd bet more resources would be allocated if a police chief's nearest and dearest had a knife waved in their face...
Interesting to see that the police have the resources to charge people over an anti fracking protest but don't have the resources to catch these dangerous and life threatening criminals. It might be good for their clean up stats but I'd bet more resources would be allocated if a police chief's nearest and dearest had a knife waved in their face... Rememberscarborough
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1:21pm Tue 21 Jan 14

bernie boy says...

I'll go elsewhere for my iced bun then!
I'll go elsewhere for my iced bun then! bernie boy
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5:17pm Tue 21 Jan 14

NealNeal says...

If you think you are at risk, discreetly install your security don't advertise the fact in the local paper, no common sense some people.
If you think you are at risk, discreetly install your security don't advertise the fact in the local paper, no common sense some people. NealNeal
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9:22am Wed 22 Jan 14

thankfully_not_from_here says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
Interesting to see that the police have the resources to charge people over an anti fracking protest but don't have the resources to catch these dangerous and life threatening criminals.

It might be good for their clean up stats but I'd bet more resources would be allocated if a police chief's nearest and dearest had a knife waved in their face...
Well said 'Rememberscarborough
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the police wasting time as usual, people who care about the environment get arrested & charged because the police can act quickly and without danger, but a thug robs businesses and threatens people and they are no where to be found, typical waste of time
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see that the police have the resources to charge people over an anti fracking protest but don't have the resources to catch these dangerous and life threatening criminals. It might be good for their clean up stats but I'd bet more resources would be allocated if a police chief's nearest and dearest had a knife waved in their face...[/p][/quote]Well said 'Rememberscarborough ' the police wasting time as usual, people who care about the environment get arrested & charged because the police can act quickly and without danger, but a thug robs businesses and threatens people and they are no where to be found, typical waste of time thankfully_not_from_here
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