Break in at Cats Protection League second-hand store

Burglars took a television and the shop's collection box.
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Burglars took a television and the shop's collection box.

The Cats Protection League Canterbury second-hand store in Worcester St, Christchurch, was closed on Monday after a weekend break-in.

The burglar didn't get away with much, but trashed the store.

At 10am on Monday, the organisation posted on its Facebook page: "OMG, just had news that our second hand shop at 475 Worcester Street has been broken in to again and has been trashed."

Nearly every window in the shop was damaged, and three glass panes smashed.
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Nearly every window in the shop was damaged, and three glass panes smashed.

Another post on Monday afternoon said the only things that seemed to be missing were the television from the security system and the collection box.

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It said burglars damaged almost every window, smashed three glass panes, jimmied all the locked cupboards and threw "stuff everywhere".

Burglars rummaged through drawers.
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Burglars rummaged through drawers.

"This is not the sort of thing that the elderly ladies who work in our shop to fundraise for the organisation want to have to deal with and it may well be the last straw for this shop."

The post said the shop, which is the organisation's main fundraising source, would be closed until further notice.

A police spokeswoman said inquiries were ongoing.

The shop has had two recent incidents: one earlier this year where someone broke a window but did not get inside, and another burglary in December last year.

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People can donate to Cats Protection League Canterbury's Givealittle page at https://givealittle.co.nz/org/cplcats.

 - Stuff

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