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Police warning over charity thefts
10:41am Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
POLICE are warning the public not to leave donations on charity shop doorsteps after a spate of thefts.
Among the shops targeted was the Tenovus shop in Romsey.
Manager of the Market Street charity shop Sue Cleverley said: “It’s not just us. This is going on all the time.
“It’s a growing problem and thieves have stolen things from inside our shop as well as from outside it.
“People quite often say to us did you get the box we left outside at the weekend? But, they have been stolen.”
She added: “These donations are money that should be going to help cancer research but it’s lining somebody’s pockets.”
A Hampshire police spokesman said: “We are warning the public not to leave donations on door-steps when they are closed beca-use thieves are targeting them.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Adrian Starr at Romsey police station on 101.