Sheffield charity shop forced to shut after shoplifting incident

A Sheffield charity shop has been forced to close on Tuesday after a number of items were stolen in the morning.

By Rahmah Ghazali
Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 5:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 6:40 pm

Announcing the news on Facebook, Angels Attic on Blackstock Road said the shop will remain closed "until further notice" following the incident.

“Angels Attic will remain closed until further notice as some kind people decided to steal from our CHARITY shop this morning,” the post read.

The shop's spokesperson later explained that it was not a break-in but two individuals were found to have stolen a number of branded clothing from the rail outside the shop.

Angels Attic. Picture taken from Facebook

She said: "We weren't broken into. Two girls stole handfuls of Nike and Adidas tracksuits from the rail outside.

"They brought the stuff back after the intervention of a neighbour. That came with verbal!

"The shop is staying closed for the meantime as a result as we can't let one person be in the shop on their own. It's not safe."

She added: "(We are) a local charity trying to make a go of it and support the local community but have had items stolen.

"If people needed clothes so badly we would have helped them like we have done throughout the pandemic with food and essential packs."

She said the matter has been reported to the police.

Angels Attic runs its shop from Sheffield-based Amy's House Charity, which supports families with children and adults with special needs.

The charity caters for children aged five to 18 and provides Saturday and school holiday sessions, family support, sensory room sessions, support in the home and inclusive activities in a safe and secure environment.