Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Ipswich: Thieves break into charity shop leaving staff devastated

09:16 29 January 2013

Age Uk in Carr Street, Ipswich was broken into over the weekend.
Manager Rob Gorringe at the shop.

Age Uk in Carr Street, Ipswich was broken into over the weekend. Manager Rob Gorringe at the shop.

Archant

A CHARITY boss has spoken of her devastation after thieves broke into one of their shops and stole a number of goods.

Police believe thieves struck at the Age UK Suffolk shop in Carr Street, Ipswich, at some point between 5.15pm on Friday night and 8.45am the following day.

While inside they stole keys to a van, a computer, a laptop, a mobile phone, a sat nav, a coffee maker and a small amount of cash.

The shop was forced to close on Saturday, but has since reopened.

Ursula Austin, the charity’s business development manager, branded the crime “one of the lowest possible”, while urging the culprits to come forward.

“Stealing from a charity shop is one of the lowest possible I think,” she said. “Over the winter months we help more than 25,000 people and every little really does help.

“Waking up to the news that our charity furniture shop in Carr Street had been broken into, was devastating news on Saturday morning.

“Various high value items were stolen and other items damaged, making day to day operation difficult over the next few days and weeks.

“It isn’t nice for those who work there either because most of them are volunteers and it is unnerving to think people have gone in and stolen items.”

Officers are set to trawl through the CCTV from the area as they try to piece together more information about the incident.

Ms Austin said although keys to a van were stolen, the actual van was not taken because it was behind a security barrier.

The van, which is used to collect items which are then put on sale, was out of action yesterday while its locks were replaced.

The charity has now appealed for people to donate any pre-loved clothing or furniture. To donate or for further information call 01473 359911.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Pc Philip Brown at the Ipswich Response Team on 101.

2 comments

  • Only this could happen in Ipswich - The town is slowly turning into a no go area

    Report this comment

    NOEXCUSE

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • 50p worth of damage was caused...

    Report this comment

    MrCommonSense

    Monday, January 28, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Pigs Gone Wild Project Manager Norman Lloyd and Head of Property for the East of England Cooperative Stuart McDonald try to round up the pigs escaping the warehouse.

If you go down to Ipswich tomorrow, you are sure of a big surprise.

Pc Andy Masterson checks motorists speeds on the A140 at Stonham Parva.

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has said he is ‘sick of arrogant drivers’ after the number of motorists clocked travelling at 100mph-plus trebled in a year.

A hedgehog

Look sharp, because Suffolk Wildlife Trust are head-hunting for a Hedgehog Officer.

Rushmere Hall Primary School had a red, white and blue party in the sunshine.

Revellers young and old across Ipswich have been continuing the Queen’s 90th celebrations long after her official birthday.

Pro-European protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street. Although the police monitored the demonstration, they said it was peaceful and there were no arrests.

Supporters of the Europe took to the streets of British capital cities to protest about the referendum decision to pull out of the EU.

The EU Referendum count at Riverside Leisure Centre in Chelmsford.

The feeling on the streets of Ipswich after Thursday’s historic referendum was one of shock – even for the town’s many Leave supporters.

Keith Senior is pictured at Jacobs Allen in Bury St Edmunds

Concerns have been raised about how Thursday’s decision to quit the EU will affect mortgage rates and foreign travel.

Ben Gummer

All of Suffolk’s MPs had backed the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union – and were left shattered by the decision to pull out.

John Dugmore

Campaigners from the business community on both sides of the EU membership debate were agreed yesterday on the need for the Government to make stability its top priority in the wake of the vote for Brexit.

Tasty food at Cafe Como in  Brent Eleigh.

Amy Gallivan finds a new spot for cyclists, Cafe Como, in Brent Eleigh

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24