Staff at a charity shop have been left horrified after vandals smashed their way into their premises for the second time, causing hundreds of pounds of damage.
The break-in at the RSPCA charity shop on Talbot Road, is the second strike at the shop in just nine months, costing the charity upwards of £1,500.
The shop was broken into via an empty unit next door, between 5pm on Saturday and 9.25am on Monday.
The offenders managed to get in through a plasterboard wall before forcing three doors open and turning the place upside down, according to staff.
In October thieves broke into the shop, stealing £600 and vandalising the office.
Martyn Tetchener, branch manager of RSPCA’s Longview animal centre, on Division Lane, Marton, said staff are shocked and saddened.
He said: “It’s very, very upsetting when they seem to keep targeting us.
“At least nothing was taken but now we’ve got to repair everything that’s damaged.
“The volunteers are gutted. I don’t know why people are attacking a charity.”
Shop staff are now looking into installing increased security to the shop, including an alarm system.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “The offenders have knocked a hole in plasterboard to enter, and made a search. We are aware of this and are looking into it.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101.