HEAVY stone floral tubs have been placed outside the main entrance of Huddersfield's Kingsgate shopping centre after yesterday's dramatic ram raid attack.
Workmen used lifting gear to site the square planters at intervals on the centre forecourt to prevent a repeat of the raid which happened yesterday.
Part of the entrance was taped off as joiners repaired door frames and glass panels damaged in the attack.
The centre is open as normal.
The drama began at 4.45am yesterday when three vehicles were driven through the front doors of the £50m centre.
A BMW smashed through the glass doors and was driven straight up the long mall followed by a Subaru Impreza and a white van.
The intruders tried to load a cash dispenser into the van.
The town's radio system for retailers was used to alert police. They were quickly on the scene and made three arrests. The men arrested have now been charged with burglary and vehicle crimes. A fourth man is being sought.
Centre manager Jonathan Hardy said he had been in talks with Kirklees Council about putting bollards outside the entrance to prevent vehicles being driven up to the doors.
The incident had provided a test for the centre's security and emergency procedures.