Leverington store owner: Burglars knew I was watching them

By ADAM LAZZARI SHAMELESS burglars who took thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes from a convenience store did not care that they were being watched by the store s owner. Owner Rekha Karavadara is disgusted that the burglars showed no regard for her 12

By ADAM LAZZARI

SHAMELESS burglars who took thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes from a convenience store did not care that they were being watched by the store's owner.

Owner Rekha Karavadara is disgusted that the burglars showed no regard for her 12 and 15-year-old children, who were terrified in the upstairs flat when they hit at around 9.45pm on Monday last week.

Mrs Karavadara said: "We were upstairs when we heard two loud smashes. Our windows are double glazed so they had to smash the windows in twice.


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"Our children were going to bed and they were terrified - but the burglars wouldn't care about that.

"I went to my bedroom window and shouted at the burglars, they looked at me and just carried on with what they were doing. They knew I was there watching and they didn't care."

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Mrs Karavadara, who runs Leverington Stores, on Church End, Leverington with her husband Jayesh, said the four burglars were dressed in all black and wore balaclavas.

Three raided the store and one waited in the car, which she believes was a silver Subaru.

Mrs Karavadara said: "We've been running this store for five years. We've never had to deal with anything like this before. We've not even suffered vandalism."

Sainsbury's, Somerfield the Badgeny Road Co-op, all in March were raided for cigarettes and alcohol last month.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said they were not linking the Leverington Stores robbery with any other incident.

Anyone with information should contact DC Albrow on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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