Heartbreak for Caia Park charity after thieves strike

Published date: 07 March 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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CHARITY workers are  asking “how low can you go?” after thieves stole goods worth hundreds of pounds from their market stall.

The Caia Park Environmental Group – which runs a bike project from a stall in the People’s Market in Wrexham town centre – saw one of its prized possessions taken in the devastating raid.

A Stingray American chopper style bike worth hundreds of pounds was among the items stolen.

Now charity bosses are asking members of the public to help police trace the items and catch the thieves.

Charity chairman Dorothy Mitchell said: “The bike alone was worth hundreds of pounds and took three months to restore. How low can you go? Imagine stealing from a charity.”

She added: “I had put everything safely away for the day. When we came back on the following morning we discovered we had been the victims of theft. As well as the bike, whoever stole the items took a set of canvas pictures and a clock featuring the film Toy Story, together with a soft toy.

“I was angry and devastated when I found out what had happened.

“There are times when you do think if all the trouble is worth it.

“This theft is a mean and spiteful thing to do.

“Our group is here trying to help people as best as we can, the thieves are just greedy.”

Caia Park Environmental Group runs the bike project to assist people on low incomes to get out and about.

“We restore bikes to working order and then donate them to people,” added Miss Mitchell. “It helps them and the environment as well.

“In total we have given away about 60 bikes. We believe in working hard for the benefit of the community. I would ask anyone who has information about the theft to tell the police as soon as they possibly can.”

The thieves are believed to have struck between 3.50pm and 4.45pm on February 20.

Michael McGivern, spokesman for North Wales Police, said the crime had been reported. Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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