A CHARITY shop has been targeted by thieves for the second time in two months.
Staff at Mold’s Save the Children store are fuming after thieves broke in to the Church Lane shop again at the weekend.
Now they want to shame the culprits into never doing it again.
Helen Spencer, shop leader, said she cannot believe someone would stoop so low as to steal from a charity shop, especially one which has been targeted before.
“I’m so angry,” she said. “I want to tell them ‘shame on you’.
“What kind of person would steal from a charity shop?
“We help people in our community, probably people like these thieves who are obviously hard up for money.”
A member of staff had popped into the store on Sunday afternoon but it was not until Monday morning, when staff opened the shop for the day, that the break-in was discovered.
The burglars smashed one of the window panes in the front of the shop but nothing was taken.
Mrs Spencer believes they were looking for cash in the till but explained staff no longer left cash in the store overnight because of the previous break-in at the beginning of December when the £25 float was stolen.
The shop had to remain closed all morning yesterday while staff cleared up the broken glass and arranged for a new pane to be installed.
Mrs Spencer added: “Although nothing was taken the money we will have to spend on fixing the window would have gone to the charity. I want to shame these people so we’re thinking about putting a sign in the window about it so hopefully it will play on their conscience.
“And we’re going to have to have bars put on the window or something which is going to cost even more money and will have to come out of the donations.”
North Wales Police confirmed the break-in.
A spokesman said yesterday: “We were called at 8.52 this morning to reports of a burglary sometime between Saturday and Monday morning. Entry was made via a window and it is not yet clear if anything was stolen.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101.