Suspected "mouse" turns out to be thief who steals £100

Published Thursday, Jun 19 2014, 17:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
This thief really was as quiet as a mouse!

Because when shop owner, Tiffany Spears, noticed a hole into her store from the empty cafe next door getting bigger and bigger, the police barely squeaked.

But in fact, it was a burglar who went on to sneak through the widening hole and steal £100!

Tiffany Spears, police dismissed her worries of a widening hole in her shop as a mouse

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Police claimed the intruder was a mouse!

Tiffany, 22, noticed the hole in her Best One shop in Fleetwood, Lancashire, increasing over a number of weeks.

But when she contacted the police, she didn't get the reaction she was expecting - they told her it was probably a rodent and not to worry about it.

However, she was soon proved right, when her CCTV cameras caught the intruder squeezing into the shop and taking the money.

Tiffany told The Daily Express said: "They called me a joker, they suggested I'd seen a ghost, or maybe a mouse. I even started to double myself.

"I've worked here in the knowledge that someone is watching me, waiting for their chance. It's terrifying"

Lancashire police have said that they are investigating the theft and lack of support.

Gina Peyiazis

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