Burglars target new fish and chip shop... and find cash hidden in tub of curry powder

Adam Hird at Hird's Family Fisheries;
Adam Hird at Hird's Family Fisheries;
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THOROUGH thieves managed to find cash when they raided a fish and chip shop – hidden in the curry sauce mix.

Adam Hird, who opened Hird’s Family Fisheries on Backhold Lane in Siddal, Halifax, three weeks ago, had buried the change for his shop, which amounted to around £30, in the plastic tub of dry powder.

But when thieves broke in, they ransacked the place and uncovered the money.

“I put it in the curry mix thinking any burglars would not find it,” said Mr Hird.

“They’ve gone through everything, they opened the gravy too.”

“I’ll never be leaving any money on the premises overnight again,”

Mr Hird says he never leaves his takings in the building so there was only change for the culprits to take.

They forced the back door to the shop to get inside, then carried out their search.

The theft is thought to have happened between 10pm on Saturday when Mr Hird locked up and 8am on Monday when he came to open again.

The break-in has not stopped him trading, and he was open for business as usual on Monday.

The Courier reported last month how thieves had broken into Siddal Convenience and Off Licence and stolen £14,000 of stock and belongings.

Anyone with information should call Halifax Central neighbourhood policing team via 101 or ring Crimestoppers, where information can be passed on anonymously, on 0800 555111.