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£2k damage caused in Kidderminster charity shop burglary
4:59pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in News
BURGLARS have broken into a Kidderminster charity shop stealing two acoustic guitars from a window display and causing about £2,000 damage.
The incident happened at Scope in Worcester Street overnight between Thursday evening last week and 7am last Friday.
A male was seen going in and out of the shop doorways near there at about 4.40am on the Friday, only a couple of hours before the burglary was discovered.
Police are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have been offered the guitars - described as “distinctive” - for sale. One is purple and dark blue and the other is orange and brown. They were together valued at about £100.
A scaffolding pole was used to smash a door panel and a large display window was smashed with bricks.
PC Tony Hunt, who is investigating, said: "More than £2,000 damage has been caused while breaking in and bearing in mind it is a charity shop that is obviously going to have some effect.
“People may have seen someone walking around with these guitars but thought nothing of it at the time - if so we would really like to hear from them.
"If these guitars have been offered to you or you know where they are or who was involved then please get in touch. The smallest detail could be valuable to our inquiries."
Anyone with information should contact PC Hunt at Kidderminster Police Station on 101, quoting incident reference 20-N-180113, or call Crimestopper anonymously on 0800 555111.