A children’s shop in Southport says it needs the support of local people “more than ever” after cruel burglars ransacked the premises over the weekend.
Thieves broke into Over The Moon Kids Boutique and Shoe Studio on Union Street in Southport town centre on Easter Saturday (3 April), causing substantial damage.
Owner Tina Bulmer had been working hard to get her popular shop ready to reopen alongside others in our town next Monday (12 April) after months being closed during the national Covid-19 lockdown.
Sadly she has now received a huge setback to her plans – but has vowed to come back strongly.
To do so, she is asking for local people to support her business once the doors are back open again.
Tina said: “So sorry we will be closed until further notice, due to a heartless break-in on Saturday 3 April at the shop.
“They have caused so much damage and I am heartbroken, especially after all the work we had done getting ready to reopen and welcome our customers back.
“We will repair the shop and will not be beaten by these heartless thieves.
“We will need your support more than ever when we do open, thank you for your understanding and continued support. Best wishes.”
Over The Moon Kids Boutique and Shoe Studio received huge support from customers on their Facebook page.
Karen Rimmer wrote: “Tina that is terrible. It’s devastating, you put so much work into the business. You shouldn’t have to go through this. I hope they catch the thieving scumbags! “You’ve got a beautiful shop and I’m sure you’ll have it looking as good as new in no time.
“You’re so lovely I’m sure you will have lots of support when you open again.”
Dee Wright said: “Oh Tina so very sorry to read this! Hope they catch who did it.
“You have lots of offers for help here but if there is anything I can do… please let me know! Sending a hug.
“Hope CCTV somewhere from the street or a local business has captured them.”
Tanya Gaffney said: “Oh my Tina Bulmer this is devastating and absolutely disgusting.
“As if times aren’t hard enough.
“ I’m so, so sorry this has happened to you and we know only too well that feeling you’re going through right now. If there is anything we can do please let us know.”