Over £500 stolen as Spilsby charity shop targeted by burglars

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St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is appealing for witnesses after two collection tins were stolen during a break-in at its Spilsby shop.

Thieves forced entry through a rear window at the High Street shop on November 20, before prising the safe from the wall and making off with over £480 in cash, hospice scratch cards and a men’s FOSSIL watch valued at £50.

The intruders also stole two collection tins which both contained an undisclosed amount of money.

Michele Duggan, Director of Income Generation and People for St Barnabas Hospice, said: “It is extremely upsetting that opportunist thieves would target our shop and steal money that directly helps to care for people living with a terminal diagnosis across Lincolnshire.

“In addition to the money stolen we will also have to pay for the repairs and to review our security at these premises.

“In total this is a huge and unnecessary expenditure for St Barnabas and disheartening for our dedicated staff and volunteers in Spilsby.”

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is appealing for anyone with information to come forward and contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 47.

Michele added: “This is a senseless crime and with the help of our local community I hope we can bring those responsible to justice in order to prevent this happening again.”

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