CALLOUS thieves have stolen hundreds of bags of clothing destined for a charity shop in Wrexham.

A collector for the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals was shocked to find the pink sacks stolen from the collection point in the town.

They later found scores of sacks had been stolen from a pick up point in Oswestry.
Jenny Hamer, from the PDSA, said the heartless thieves had robbed them of a valuable resource.

She said: “More than 400 charity bags had been given to houses in both areas and on the day of collection only two were picked up.”

Local supporters from both areas have reported seeing a man in a red van picking up charity bags in the early hours on the morning of the incident.

The sacks, which were full of items such as clothes, toys, home furnishings and books, were intended for the charity’s Wrexham shop.

Store manager, Rose Morris, said: “It’s awful that people can steal from a charity.

We have lost out on valuable donations that would have helped raise vital funds for poorly pets and are now urging our supporters to be vigilant when leaving PDSA sacks outside their homes.”

Ms Morris now hopes people will try to help and make up for the lost items by bringing donations to the shop.

She said: “If any of our supporters see something suspicious, we’d like them to record the vehicle registration number if possible and get in touch.”

Police have appealed for help in finding the culprits.