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Customers of a King’s Lynn businessman are raising money for him after burglars struck and took £100,000 of equipment.

The future of Aaron Reeve’s business was in the balance after his Hardwick Industrial Estate premises were hit on Tuesday.

His insurance company will not cover the cost of replacing the equipment because, although he had CCTV, there was no alarm.

Mr Reeve runs A Reeve Performance, a specialist motor performance company looking after racing cars.

The neighbouring business, All Signs, was also targeted and three custom Ford Transit vans worth £60,000 were taken from the workshop, along with two iMac computers.

Mr Reeve, 26, said he had started the business three years ago from scratch and was horrified to realise he would get no insurance pay-out.

Both Mr Reeve and Bill Johnson, of All Signs, moved from Austin Fields to the units in Oldmedow Road in December.

The specialist equipment taken from A Reeve includes engine re-mapping and diagnostic tools along with tyres and tools specifically for cars manufactured by BMW, Audi and Porsche.

Both companies are continuing to operate and Mr Reeve said he was touched that customers had started a  webpage to raise money and help him get back on his feet.

The website, called ‘Support Aaron Reeve’ can be found: http://gogetfunding.com/project/support-for-aaron-reeve#/project_details

Mr Reeve is also offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to the return of the goods, arrest and conviction of those responsible.