Callous Thieves Raid Harpenden Charity Shop

CRUEL thieves broke into a charity shop in Harpenden on Friday night getting away with �400 in cash. They got in round the back of the Cancer Research shop in High Street, breaking a window and gaining entry through a fire exit door. Once inside, they use

CRUEL thieves broke into a charity shop in Harpenden on Friday night getting away with �400 in cash.

They got in round the back of the Cancer Research shop in High Street, breaking a window and gaining entry through a fire exit door.

Once inside, they used a hammer to smash down the office door and after a search found the key to the safe.

The theft was not discovered until Saturday morning when co-manager Debbie Hutchinson arrived for work.

The other co-manager Jackie Eels said: "This is such a nasty thing to do. Apart from the money which will not now go to cancer research the damage to the doors will cost a lot to fix."

The shop had to remain closed for around three hours on Saturday morning while police carried out forensic investigations.