'Lowest of the low': Thief breaks into Sheffield charity shop that raises epilepsy awareness

A thief who broke into a charity shop in Sheffield has been branded ‘the lowest of the low’.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 13th May 2021, 1:14 pm
Fable charity shop in Crookes, Sheffield, has been broken into (Photo: Getty)
Fable charity shop in Crookes, Sheffield, has been broken into (Photo: Getty)

Fable Charity Shop in Crookes, which raises money to raise awareness about epilepsy and support available, was broken into overnight.

Windows were smashed and the shop till was stolen, which was empty because takings are never left on the premises.

The shop has been forced to close today as a result of the break-in, which has hit the charity shop financially.

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It is hoped that CCTV footage may have captured the crook in action.

In a Facebook post, its trustees said: “Please note that Fable charity shop will be closed today due to the shop windows being smashed and the till being stolen.

“We hope that whoever did this is pleased with the acquisition of a till as the charity does not keep any money on the premises. However we do have CCTV that is being looked at.

“The cost to the charity in having to have emergency call out to board up the damage, new windows, signage and till has been damaging to us as every charity is suffering to get back on their feet after coming back after lockdown.

“Hopefully we will be back to normal tomorrow.”

Posting on the shop’s Facebook page, Kerrie Roebuck said: “Lowest of the low to steal from a charity shop.”

Angie Shaw added: “What low life would steal from a charity?”

Kelly Mather described the break-in as ‘absolutely awful’ and Adrian Thompson said it was ‘shocking’.

Anyone with information about the burglary should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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