Norfolk businessman offers £10,000 reward to find burglars

Mark Baldwin speaking out about the impact of burglary on his business in Martham.Picture: James Bas

Mark Baldwin speaking out about the impact of burglary on his business in Martham.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

After a burglary almost cost him his livelihood, a businessman has put up a £10,000 reward to try to find and punish the culprits.

Mark Baldwin speaking out about the impact of burglary on his business in Martham.Picture: James Bas

Mark Baldwin speaking out about the impact of burglary on his business in Martham.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Mark Baldwin owns Classic Sports Car Unlimited, a company which makes glass-fibre panels for vehicles, and is based in Cess Road, Martham. In February last year, £20,000-worth of equipment was stolen from his workshop, for which he did not have insurance.

The 44-year-old, who lives in Cess Road, said: 'Someone locally must know something. They might have bought it unknowingly. If they did then I want to make sure they are not out of pocket.'

Among the equipment taken was a welder, a plasma cutter, a tool chest and an array of hand tools.

Mr Baldwin added: 'To top it off they even stole the alarm system I had just bought to put in. I don't think people realise how long it takes to buy all this equipment or how important it is to the business.'

He has now put up a reward for any information which leads to a successful prosecution in relation to the burglary.

A spokesman for the police confirmed the crime was filed, pending new evidence, on June 8, 2015.

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Anyone with any information should call the police on 101.

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