Appeal after thieves target Macclesfield Charity shop Date published: 12th April 2017 8.25am

Macclesfield officers are appealing for information after burglars targeted a local charity shop.

Sometime between 5pm on Wednesday 22 March and 8.00am on Thursday 23 March offenders broke into British Heart Foundation Charity Shop on Mill Street via a rear entrance.

Once inside the store the offenders conducted an untidy search and stole a number of items, including a number of watches, jewellery and a quantity of cash.

The incident follows on from two previous burglaries which took place last year. The first incident took place in June 2016 and led to the arrest of who local men. They both pleaded guilty to burglary and were sentenced to 20 months in prison.

The second incident occurred between 5.30pm on Saturday 17 September and 9.00am on Sunday 18 September 2016. On this occasion the offenders accessed the sore after smashing through the roof and stole a number of watches. No arrests have been made to date.

Investigating Officer PC Neil Cooke said: “It’s sad to see that the offenders in these cases have stooped so low as to rob a charity shop, and is distressing to know that this has happened on more than one occasion.

“British Heart Foundation is one of the UKs leading charities in the fight against coronary diseases. Their work touches on the lives of thousands of people, including many residents in the local community, which is what makes these incidents so despicable.

“I urge anyone with any information into either of the incidents to contact the team here at Macclesfield so that those responsible can be brought to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire police on 101 quoting incident number 131 of 22/3/2017. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111