Charity boxes stolen from Sheffield vets - again

The Dore and Totley Veterinary practice
The Dore and Totley Veterinary practice
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Charity boxes have been stolen from a veterinary practice in Sheffield - for the second time in six months.

A man broke into the Dore and Totley Veterinary practice, Baslow Road, Totley, and stole five charity boxes in the early hours of yesterday.

He broke in through a new front door, which was only fitted a month ago, causing £1,000 worth of damage.

Boxes were also stolen from the practice six months ago.

Around two months ago a thief broke into the practice through a window but escaped empty-handed that time.

Practice manager Danii Booth said charities will no longer be able to leave boxes at the practice.

"There would only have been about £10 in the boxes, but in the process of stealing that he caused £1,000 worth of damage to a new door we only had fitted three or four weeks ago," she said.

"The same thing happened six months ago and we said then that we would stop taking charity boxes but now that it has happened again we will definitely have to stop, which is a shame for the charities we help, but we have no choice.

"We were broken into through a widow nine weeks ago but nothing was stolen that time."

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101