Rainy Sunday morning, customers are leaning on the counter of the bar-tabac of the Le Bricquer brothers, in Ploubezre. Inevitably, the customers evoke with the boss the burglary of which he was the victim, in the night from Friday to Saturday. “My brother left at 8 p.m. and I arrived at 4 a.m. the next day to take care of the bakery,” says Jean-François Le Bricquer, co-manager of the premises with Didier for twenty-three years. He goes through the tobacco industry to start up the cash registers: “With the price of energy, we turn them off at night”. But impossible to enter, the iron curtain is blocked and the boss cannot sneak in.
Thefts of cigarette cartons
It was his nephew, who arrived on the spot shortly after, who noticed the damage first. The thefts, multiple, of cartons and packets of cigarettes. “We had been delivered shortly before”, breathes Jean-François Le Bricquer. Most of the damage was extracted from the reserve.
“The thieves ripped off the armored door by attacking the wall, all around the door square. They didn’t touch the scratch games, no doubt they knew that without having been activated, they are worthless. The bosses estimate that around €30,000 was stolen, between cash and cigarettes.
The family business had already suffered a burglary, ten years ago. The damage was less significant. Saturday afternoon, the Le Bricquer still opened their business, because “we have to move forward,” says Jean-François.
All morning, “the criminal identification cell of Saint-Brieuc was on site to collect elements”, reports the gendarmerie which specifies that it would be an isolated fact. The bosses have filed a complaint and the soldiers of the Lannion company are calling anyone who has information on the case to dial 17.
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