A MAN living at the scene of a failed post office burglary says people in the area are living in fear.
Saltney Ferry resident Paul Morgan disturbed would-be burglars who fled after damaging the door and a window of the Mainwaring Road post office in the early hours of the morning.
Business owners are now looking to join forces to improve security around their premises.
They say CCTV cameras were stolen just 24 hours after being installed last year and Mr Morgan, who lives above the post offfice, has called for a greater police presence.
“Things like this do put fear in you,” Mr Morgan said.
“You fear for your own security and I have had an alarm fitted in my flat by the council since the incident.” The Serco employee who works at Airbus told how he was awoken by a loud bang outside just after 4am on Friday and realised it was too early for the usual post office van to arrive. “I put my light on and they vanished,” he said of the burglars.
“When I went downstairs, I was very shocked to see what had happened.”
He added: “People are worried and we need more policing because I don’t think things are going to get much better.”
Also, between Friday and Sunday, a lawnmower, drill, toolbox and hedgecutters were stolen from a shed at a nearby house after thieves forced the lock.
Now business owners are attempting to improve their own security after admitting there is a need for a greater deterrent.
Ben Wild has owned the Ben Wild Motors retailer directly in front of the Saltney Ferry Post Office for two years.
He said: “I have had a Land Rover stolen from here in the past.
“I am thinking of getting my head together with the shop owners to see if we can get more cameras sorted.
“The vehicles I have here are worth a lot of money and when you go home it can be worrying.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.