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Third charity is theft victim

HEARTLESS thieves have targeted another charity shop in Huddersfield.

HEARTLESS thieves have targeted another charity shop in Huddersfield.

The revelation comes after it emerged that shoplifters had been stealing from the Imperial Cancer Research shop on Ramsden Street in Huddersfield town centre, and the Oxfam shop on Colne Road, Huddersfield.

And the MIND mental health charity shop on John William Street, Huddersfield, has also been hit by shoplifters in recent months.

Shop manager Mrs Sandra Mitchell said: "The thieves clearly see charity shops as soft targets and we are suffering every day. It's all so unfair."

She said that one shoplifter cleared a rail of 15 shirts which he shoved into a bin liner.

Mrs Mitchell said staff have to follow some people around the shop because they are so suspicious about them.

She added: "These thieves often work in pairs. While one distracts staff, the other steals. Our worst days for suffering shoplifting are Mondays and Fridays, the days before the secondhand markets are held in Brook Street.

"We suspect people steal from us and then go round to the market to try to sell the stuff to stallholders there."


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