UPDATE: Police appeal after ‘disgusting’ charity shop break-in

Police investigating the break-in at the Cancer Research UK shop in East Street.
Police investigating the break-in at the Cancer Research UK shop in East Street.

Police are appealing for information after a charity shop was broken into, just days before Christmas.

Officers were called to the Horsham Cancer Research UK shop, in East Street, at around 2am on Tuesday (December 22).

Police said a man had been hanging around the area near the shop for about half an hour.

He smashed a glass panel on the front door and entered the store before making off with around £300 from a large glass goldfish bowl used to collect donations.

Officers said the man escaped through the back door of the building after being disturbed by police.

The suspect is described as male, about 5’ 8”, of small build, wearing a grey hooded top, black trousers and black trainers. His hood was up over a cap.

Traders and volunteers along East Street were left disgusted by the break-in.

A volunteer at the Cancer Research UK store said: “It is shocking. £300 could be a days care for a cancer patient.”

Kay Tyler, who owns Mayfair Hair next door to the charity shop, said: “I just think it is really sad people have to take to that just to steal money. It is the lowest of the low.”

Her colleague Jo Edwards added: “I think it’s disgraceful. It is disgusting, stealing from a charity shop.”

Anyone with any information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 83 of 22/12.

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