Appeal after theft from local charity building

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Police are investigating after someone stole clothing from a charity shop in Lancaster.

At some point between 6pm on Thursday April 10 and 8am on Friday April 11, an unknown individual gained entry into the officers of Age UK, Chapel Street, Lancaster.

Initial enquiries suggest that entry may have been gained by the main front door, opposite the chapel.

The offender then entered the main office and stole clothing that had been left by an employee that evening.

PC Ben Hanley, from Lancaster Police, said: “Breaking into any building with the intention to steal is always a serious offence.

“However, breaking into the building of a charitable organisation and stealing the personal effects of staff that spend their day assisting the vulnerable and elderly members of our community, is pretty low, even for a burglar.

“We’re conducting enquiries with CCTV in the local area, and have discussed ‘target hardening’ with the staff and management to make it an increasingly unattractive option for future would-be thieves.

“I would ask the public to cast their minds back to that evening and night, and contact the Police with any information they may have about this matter.”

Anybody with any information can call police on 101 quoting log number LC-20140415-0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.