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Sign of our times – in Waitrose

Blog | By Nigel Summerley | Jan 08, 2019

It could only happen in Waitrose… and probably only in the Cotswolds…

Where else would a violent smash-and-grab raid on a supermarket be recorded in such delightfully twee terms?

Apparently police cars descended on the scene when the alarm was raised in the early hours of the morning, but thieves managed to make their getaway in a van – with the cash machine inside.

The machine has not yet been replaced – a frightful inconvenience to the poor Waitrose-goers of Cirencester.