BURGLARS have raided a charity shop for the third time in a couple of months.
Staff at the Debra shop in Netherton are frustrated and furious that the intruders stole charity cash.
The raiders smashed their way in through a window at the shop on Meltham Road and stole a cream-coloured safe.
The two previous raids were unsuccessful, with the thieves trying to smash their way in through the front door.
A specially-strengthened door has now been fitted.
Staff discovered the latest raid when they arrived at the shop at 8.30am on Wednesday. Manageress Marilyn Horrocks said: “It’s totally infuriating that someone would break into a charity shop to steal.’’
The shop is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and it takes all good-quality donations, including furniture.
Debra is the national charity working on behalf of people in the UK with the genetic skin blistering condition epidermolysis bullosa.
It is a very rare condition in which the skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rub, causing painful, open wounds.
It is likely to affect 1 in 17,000 people and there are an estimated 5,000 people with the condition in the UK.
Anyone with information about the break-in should contact Kirklees CID on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.