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Two arrests over charity shop raids

Created on 07/01/2020 @ 17:13
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Two arrests have been made by police investigating a spate of charity shop raids on both sides of the border, including one in Welshpool.

The town’s British Heart Foundation shop was broken into last month, with cash stolen and substantial damage caused.

But the two people responsible were captured on CCTV and it is hoped that these images may have helped with the investigation.

The men, aged 25 and 29, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and are currently in police custody. 

West Mercia Police told The Shropshire Star: “Over the past few weeks a number of charity shops across the county have been burgled. Detectives believe the offences are linked with enquiries on-going."

Shropshire local policing commander Superintendent Mo Lansdale said: “Officers have been working to piece together the information we have about these burglaries and earlier today arrested two men on suspicion of burglary. 

“We know these burglaries have had a significant impact on local communities, particularly as it is charity shops that have been targeted, and local officers we will be working with the shops to help prevent further offences.”

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