Raiders target Swinton charity shop

By Dave Doyle | 19/07/2017 1 comments

Raiders target Swinton charity shop

BURGLARS have ransacked a charity shop after smashing their way in.

The raiders struck the Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity (BARC) shop on Station Street, Swinton, on Tuesday night.

Volunteers discovered the break-in, which they said did “thousands of pounds of damage” to doors and windows.

BARC has helped thousands of animals find new homes since its founding in 1995. 

Charity secretary Kath Bailey said: “Obviously we’re very upset by this — it’s charity money involved and we need that for the animals.

“It’s just terrible. What’s wrong with these people? I just don’t know how they can sleep at night.”

She added: “We have fantastic volunteers. Everyone’s running around trying to make everything secure again.

“The shop is still open and we’re battling on — we never say die. We can’t because the animals are relying on us.

“Hopefully the doors will be covered by insurance, but a new till will cost £100 and I don’t yet know how much stock has been damaged or stolen.”

  • This was committed by one man not not raiders (suspect Martin Shaw ) caught on cctv who was arrested 7th Sept also on suspicion of other crimes in Swinton area,.The door was smashed in by large sand stone the windows were not broken.The Charity is NOT covered by insurance and the till had to be replaced in excess of £100 Mon 11 Sep 11:05:21.

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