Heartless thieves have wrecked a charity store and stole cash and goods during a late night break-in.
Volunteers and workers at Denny’s Stratchcarron Hospice were left shocked this morning when they turned up to work to find the devastation.
New jewellery stock, a small amount of cash and collection tins were stolen after the thieves broke a window to get in before smashing a glass display cabinet where the jewellery was kept.
It’s the second time in a year the store has been targeted.
A till and a safe were also taken but have since been found in a hedge at the back of the shop in Stirling Street.
The break-in will cost the much-loved charity thousands in lost stock, cash, insurance excess and lost trade due to the shop being forced to close for possibly two days.
Strathcarron Hospice chief executive Irene McKie said: “It’s just horrible. A lot of damage has been caused as well as a lot of distress to our staff and volunteers.
“To steal collection tins, even with small change in them, is particularly deplorable.”
The incident has been reported to police.