Man is arrested after cafe break-in
A thief used a Suzuki 4x4 to try and force their way in to the cafe at Hebden Bridge railway station before being interrupted by police.
The incident happened at around 5.16am on Thursday, March 7, and British Transport Police have since arrested a 19-year-old male from Hebden Bridge in connection with the incident.
Two windows at the Coffee Station were broken during the incident and confectionery, keys and an iPod docking station were taken.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “We got reports at 5.16am on Thursday (March 7) morning of an attempted break-in at the cafe on the station.
“We believe an individual tied a rope to the end of their vehicle, attached it the door and tried to pull it off its hinges. A couple of windows were also smashed.
“Police interrupted and the vehicle was abandoned at the scene and has since been seized.
“One male has been arrested in connection with this theft.
“A number of items were taken, including confectionery, keys and an I-Pod docking station.”
The business was closed on Thursday, while police collected evidence and the windows were repaired by Gary Gothard, of Cragg Builders. The cafe reopened for business as usual on the morning of Friday, March 8.
Commuter Paul Clarke said: “The warm welcome and great brews in the Station Cafe are a huge help in making commuting bearable, especially during the winter.
“There is a real sense of anger that this fantastic local business has been targeted.
“Our thoughts are with the owners who just don’t deserve this.
“We were delighted to see the Station Cafe reopen only 24 hours after it was raided.
“It was especially welcome on such a grim valley morning.”
Anyone with information about the incident should contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040.
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