THE owners of two businesses in Westbury High Street have spoken out about their frustration after they were both broken into in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Two men got into the White Horse café and stole a small amount of cash after searching the building, before breaking into McColl’s, and stealing an amount of cigarettes before making off.

Sarah Curry, who owns White Horse café, captured the whole break-in on her CCTV cameras which have now been released by police.

This is the second time the café has been broken into in two years.

Ms Curry said: “I never leave much money in the shop overnight, so the thieves only took a kitty and our tips jar which added up to about £100 worth, so it could have been worse.

“On my CCTV footage you can hear them saying, ‘there’s no money in here’.

“Of course when I found out what had happened I was in bits.

“I mainly feel empathy for the parents of the two young men. To think your children are going round doing stuff like this is just totally shameful.

“However, I fully believe in karma and that they will get what is coming to them.”

Supervisor of McColl’s, Jez Roberts, found the shop broken into on Sunday morning when he turned up for his shift.

He said: “When I got here there were police cars and I could guess exactly what had happened.

“There was a big hole in the door which had been smashed through and cigarettes had been stolen.

“It’s frustrating but unfortunately these things happen quite often.”

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: “We would like anyone who recognises these males to come forward. Also if you were out in Westbury in the early hours of Saturday and heard or saw anything suspicious in the High Street please contact us.”

If you can help with enquiries please contact Melksham CID on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.