Charity shops broken into in Uttoxeter


We received three calls yesterday morning (Tuesday 26 January) reporting burglaries at charity shops in Uttoxeter.

The break-ins all happened between 5.10pm on Monday 25th January and 8.30am on Tuesday morning, 26th January at The Maltings in the town centre.

Offenders smashed the glass on the front door to Barnardo’s Charity Shop and stole an electronic coded wall safe and contents, including cash and keys. Other items stolen include:

  • A silver Tiffany & Co necklace
  • A Nikon camera
  • A green coloured Sylvac bird ornament
  • Various items of jewellery.

(Incident number 144 of January 26)

Offenders forced the lower glass pane to the front entrance door to Katharine House Hospice Shop and attempted to rip the safe from the wall, before damaging the door in an attempt to open it. Ten necklaces were stolen.
(Incident number 119 of January 26).

Offenders attempted to break-in to the British Red Cross Shop by smashing the front window. Entry was not gained and nothing was stolen.
(Incident number 121 of January 26)

Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, Commander of East Staffs Local Policing Team (LPT), said:

“I urge anyone offered goods for sale in suspicious circumstances to call the police, that gives us the opportunity to investigate and work to return stolen property to the rightful owner”.

Anyone with any information on the incident, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, giving the relevant incident number quoted above.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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