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Heartless Thieves Target Hospice Charity Shops

Friday November 11 2011


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HEARTLESS thieves stripped the tiles off the roof of a Barnsley Hospice charity shop in a break-in that caused £1,000 of damage.

The Barnsley Hospice shop at Stairfoot - which is one of the specialist furniture shops - was targeted through the night.

Thieves removed the roof tiles to gain access, jimmied open the safe and stole the contents. Although no cash was left in the building, they took two Sat Navs used by the delivery drivers and some electrical testing equipment.

It is the fourth time this year that a Hospice shop has been broken into - similar incidents have occured at Penistone, Wombwell and Blucher Street stores.

Dawn Charlesworth, retail services manager for the Hospice, said: "I know it's not just us suffering with break-ins but it is a real knock back for the volunteers who put so much time and effort into helping us.

"We just can't believe it, we are insured of course but that's not the point is it? We still have all the trauma of having to close the shop, clear up afterwards and there's never even any takings left in any shop."

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Reply Posted by Morrall on Friday November 11 2011 at 20:02
muppets

Reply Posted by Lynniepooz on Friday November 11 2011 at 20:03
I wouldn't call them heartless - I'd call them bastards!  Sorry if I offend, and I won't be offended if you have to remove my comment, but for goodness sake!  How low can some people go?

Reply Posted by bob on Tuesday November 15 2011 at 00:27
its disgusting some people just dont care , one day when they need that shop its not going to be there cos of disgusting people like that  keep breaking in

Reply Posted by sparkle on Tuesday November 15 2011 at 22:03
disgusting morons ave u got no respect wait till cancer hits ure loved ones see how u feel then.......

Reply Posted by DJJohne on Wednesday November 16 2011 at 15:31
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Reply Posted by Rainbow2004 on Wednesday November 23 2011 at 22:03
want there hands chopping off pinching of charity especially the hospice they work hard to look after relatives and sick patients hope they throw book at them 

Reply Posted by Keri on Wednesday November 23 2011 at 22:15
some sick ppl out there!! stealin is one thing, but from a charity shop is lower than low!