Safe stolen in Bourne charity shop burglary

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Police are investigating a burglary that occurred last night (Monday) at a charity shop in Bourne.

St Barnabas Hospice in North Street, Bourne, was broken into with offenders removing the shop’s safe.

The offenders gained access through the back of the shop, by removing a window from upstairs.

They managed to use a crowbar to remove the safe from the wall which contained cash and fundraising tickets for an upcoming charity event.

Funds for the staff Christmas party were also taken, which volunteers had paid their own money towards.

A collection tin was also removed, along with cash that had been left in the till overnight.

Staff at the shop were not willing to divulge how much money was taken.

Assistant Retail Manager for St Barnabas Hospice, Caroline Peach, said: “It’s bad enough when you hear about places being broken into, but a theft from a charity shop is just a step too far.”

The incident follows another burglary that took place over the weekend at charity shop, Penny Lane in Stamford.

Police have not confirmed whether the incidents are related but said the method of entry was the same for both incidents.

If you have any further information on either of the burglaries please contact police on 101.