By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 06 September 2013 Updated: 06/09 14:53
AT LEAST £50,000 worth of damage was caused and £6,000 in cash stolen during a burglary at a Redditch DIY store.
The incident happened at B&Q on Jinnah Road between 4.30am and 4.45am on Thursday, September 5.
A man approached the store on foot, crossing the store car park from the direction of Union Street. He took a number of 25kg bags of woodchip from a nearby display and used them to build a makeshift ladder which was around 10ft high.
He then cut a 2ft square hole in aluminium sheeting and insulation material and climbed through on to a shelving unit inside.
Once he was in the store, he forced open four self-service tills and took the cash which he put into his rucksack before leaving the same way he had got in.
The burglary was discovered by staff when they arrived at 6am.
PC Stu Collins said although it was early in the morning, there had been a few vehicles passing.
Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 58-s-050913, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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