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Who ate all the pies? Arsenal pie shop burgled in night raid

BURGLED: An Arsenal-themed pie shop in London was broken into last week

AN ARSENAL themed pie shop near the Emirates Stadium in north London was targeted in a bold "Hatton Garden-style" raid last week.

Thieves broke into Piebury Corner, which sells pies named after Arsenal greats, before cutting a 12-inch hole through an office door and squeezing through the gap to grab cash and a charity box, the Evening Standard reported.

After swiping money, owner Nicky Campbell said the burglars deliberately flooded the shop, sending water cascading down the stairs and opening up a large hole in the ground-floor ceiling.

She said: “They took all the cash in the shop and decided to go on a bit of a destruction rampage.

“They stuffed the sinks full of paper, turned all the taps on and left them running overnight."

The shop was hit by up to £7,000 in damage and lost takings during the raid last Thursday night (Jun 2).

Staff only discovered what had happened when they turned up to open as usual on Friday morning and were shocked by the size of the hole in the door – reminding them of the hole through which raiders accessed vaults in the £14m Hatton Garden heist.

Co-owner Paul Campbell, who does not know if any pies were stolen in the raid, said: “It’s like something from back in the Victorian days. They must have taken a kid along with them.”

He added: “We’re a pie shop and we’ve been robbed by the skinniest burglars on the planet. How do you get through a 12-inch wide hole?

“It’s like that Hatton Garden heist. How did they get through?

“You’d need to be Houdini to get through that hole.”

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