Charity box thieves strike again at shop

The Plaice to Meat seafood and butchers on Whitegate Drive in Blackpool was targetted by thieves early on Sunday morning who got away with three charity boxes.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'16-9-2013
The Plaice to Meat seafood and butchers on Whitegate Drive in Blackpool was targetted by thieves early on Sunday morning who got away with three charity boxes. PIC BY ROB LOCK'16-9-2013
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Thieves who stole charity boxes from a shop have been slammed by its owner.

It is the second time in a matter of months Zac Wellings has discovered one of his shops has been targeted by thieves.

The latest theft happened at Plaice 2 Meat, on Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.

It is thought two thieves took the charity tins, which were raising funds for the North West Air Ambulance, Cancer Research and a Leukaemia charity.

The two offenders are believed to have attempted to use a crowbar to open the shop door before kicking in a glass panel and crawling through to grab the tins.

The latest break-in happened at around 3.35am on Sunday.

The tins are estimated to have had around £10 inside.

It is the second time Dr Wellings has been targeted in this way, after a similar incident happened at his other shop, the Lobster Pot, also on Whitegate Drive, in March.

He said: “I just hope that when they need the air ambulance it will be them who suffer, but sadly it doesn’t work that way.”

Dr Wellings added: “I panicked that they’d got into the back where my computer is.

“If they’d have got in the freezer they’d have got a fortune because I’ve got expensive meats in there.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

A police spokesman said: “We will be looking at local CCTV cameras as part of our inquiries.

“We would appeal for anyone who has any information about this offence to contact us on 101.”