Charity shop in plea for security guard after raid

posted 12 Feb 2009, 05:11 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
A charity shop is appealing for a volunteer security guard after thieves stole £600 worth of stock during a break-in.

The theft from the Cancer Research UK shop on Nicolson Street is thought to have taken place in the early hours of Saturday morning, with the culprits even making off with the charity's donation box.

The shop has been targeted by thieves on at least five occasions since it opened almost 20 years ago and deals with shoplifters on a daily basis.

Elaine Robison, 48, who manages the 18 Cancer Research UK shops in the Edinburgh area, is now appealing for someone to act as a guard, as well as donations to help cover the cost of installing an burglar alarm in the shop.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News