Money meant for Christmas gifts is stolen

Sarah Howell and her family.
Sarah Howell and her family.

A family’s Christmas has been ruined after the theft of items - including £1,300 - from a car parked in a Skegness supermarket car park.

Sarah Howell and her partner Andy were working in the Morrisons store as they were installing the first of 
a series of Christmas 
graphics.

On arrival, the pair parked their white Mini Cooper in one of the bays close to the closed store, with the car park almost empty at the time.

Sarah recalls: “When I got out the car, I stupidly thought I’d leave my phone under the seat, so I had one less thing to carry and as I shut the door, a pen fell out, so I quickly opened it back up again, threw the pen in and shut 
the door, but unfortunately it didn’t quite shut right 
and the alarm was not activated.”

While the two were busy in the store, from around 4.20-5.40pm, Sarah’s purple Samsung S4 mini phone, with a cracked screen was stolen, as well as a black Ralph Lauren jacket with a gold logo on the left chest, which inside had £1,000 in £50 notes and £300 in £20 notes of Andy’s 
wages.

The couple were hoping to buy some presents with the money in the run-up to Christmas.

Sarah, from Kings Lynn, said: “My Christmas has been ruined.

“I have four children under the age of 10 and we both work hard.

“I brought my children to Butlins at the end of the summer holidays and had an amazing mini-break, but now I feel like I never want to go to Skegness again.”

l Anyone who may have information relating to the incident is asked to contact Lincolnhsire Police on 101, quoting incident 
number 346 of Sunday, November 23.