Fish and chip shop suffers ram-raid
PUBLISHED: 13:27 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:35 10 August 2018
A shop owner has spoken out after a ram-raid caused “extensive” damage to his premises this morning.
Police have confirmed that they are investigating an attempted burglary at Fishy Delishy in Cranborne Parade, Mutton Lane today.
A police spokeswoman said: “It is believed that a silver Ford vehicle drove into the front window of the shop before driving off in the direction of South Mimms.
“The vehicle is believed to have returned around eight minutes later, driving around the premises before driving away again.
“It does not appear that entry was gained and no items appear to have been taken.”
Marcus Akkaya, who owns the fish and chip shop, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that it was lucky the car didn’t break the iron barrier in the middle of the windows otherwise the whole shop and above flats would have fallen through.
Mr Akkaya said: “My biggest problem is that no-one called the police when it happened.
“My neighbours said they didn’t hear it but surely it must have been very loud.
“We called the police this morning when we arrived at 8.30am and luckily we have HD CCTV so this stupid man is on it clearly.”
Mr Akkaya hopes to open later today but was closed this morning.
He added: “We have fresh fish in so we need to open today.”
Mr Akkaya asks that customers call (01707 653000) beforehand to check they are open before wasting their journey.
Anyone who saw the incident or suspicious activity or has other information, should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/25401/18.