Charity shop theft branded "the worst"

Charity shop theft branded

Charity shop theft branded "the worst"

First published in North Essex

Thieves have been condemned from stealing ffrom Halstead charity shops.

David Coulthread, 46, of Pretoria Road, witnessed a man stealing from the donation bags outside the East Anglian Children’s Hospice, in High Street, Halstead, which get left there when the shop is shut.

Mr Coulthread said: “Stealing of any type is wrong but from a charity shop it is just the worst."

Simon Hempsall, EACH Head of Marketing and Communications, said they had not received a report of the incident.

He added: “As a charity we rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income, including shop revenue. Any theft would mean less funds to support local life-threatened children, young people and their families.

“Although rare, we would urge anyone who witnessed any theft or suspicious behaviour to immediately report it to our shop staff.”

 

 

*See the full story in this week's Gazette

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