'Sickening' burglars steal safes from two charity shops

'Sickening' burglars steal safes from two charity shops

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Philip Dewey

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'Sickening' burglars steal safes from two charity shops
The shop in Shifford Crescent was among those burgled.
Burglaries of charity shops in Eton Wick and Maidenhead have left the community 'upset' and staff sickened.

Burglars struck at the Eton Wick branch of Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East over the weekend (Mar 15-17), forcing open the main doors of the shop in Eton Wick Road and stealing a safe and its contents.

The Maidenhead shop, in Shifford Crescent, was targeted between 6pm on March 6 and 8.30am on March 7.

The rear doors of the shop were forced and the safe stolen.

PC Daniel Brown from the Neighbourhood Policing Team in Maidenhead said 'the local community has been very upset by it''.

The charity, which provides a number of services to maintain and improve the quality of life for older people in East Berkshire, is now appealing to the public to report anything suspicious near their shops to the police.

Lois Wheeler, executive assistant at the Slough-based charity, said: "It's an awful and sickening thing for someone to break into a shop, especially a charity shop. It just seems to rub salt in the wounds."

Police say they are not treating the break-ins as linked at this stage. They are appealing for witnesses.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 with information.

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