News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

Thieves steal charity box and raffle prizes in ‘callous deed’

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 14th, 2017.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a charity box, the staff’s tea kitty and raffle prizes were stolen from a shop in Holywell.

The burglary happened at about 8pm on Monday 13th November at the Artisan shop / Memory Café on the High Street in Holywell.

PC 2526 Gareth Williams said:

“This is run as a non-profit making shop that works as a social enterprise-giving people the opportunity to get experience working in retail, dealing with customer service.”

He added: “The Memory Café charity box, donated raffle prizes, the staff tea kitty which was due to be opened at Christmas and money collected in the Memory Café was taken during the burglary.”

“I want to appeal to anyone who may know who was responsible for this callous deed or anyone who witnessed the incident to contact myself.”

A spokesperson for the Artisan shop said;

“We are at a loss to understand why anyone would rob money from those less fortunate than ourselves. We as volunteers are devastated. If anyone has any information or can help us please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact PC2526 Williams at Flint Police Station on 101 quoting reference RC17172438.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or contact the control room direct via the web live chat

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