Thieves steal hospice cash
Reporter: DAWN MARSDEN
Date online: 08 October 2013
Thieves have broken into a hospice charity shop to steal money from the safe.
The robbers struck at the Dr Kershaw’s shop in High Street, Lees overnight on Thursday.
Supervisor Ann Taylor opened up on Friday morning to find the result. The shop remained closed for the day while police investigated.
The thieves took a small amount of money and a camera from the safe, as well as causing damage in the staff room and kitchen.
Jackie Conboy, Dr Kershaw’s executive manager, said: “We have to raise £1 million a year to keep the hospice running. Our shops provide quite a lot of this money, so for someone to try to stop us doing this by breaking in is despicable.
“The landlord’s insurance will cover the cost of repairing the damage, but we had to stay closed on Friday and lost a day’s business.”
Anthony Moffat (39) has been charged with receiving stolen goods. He appeared at Oldham Magistrates Court on Saturday and has been remanded on bail until tomorrow. Police inquiries continue.
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