THIEVES caused thousands of pounds of worth of damage after they broke into a charity shop through its roof.
Staff at the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation shop in Allerton Road, Mossley Hill, arrived at work on Sunday to find the store had been targeted.
The charity’s director of retail Pat Tisdale said: “This is by far the worst break-in in my 14 years with the charity. It is heartbreaking to think that people can target a charity in this way during what is supposed to be the season of goodwill.”
Police believe the burglary took place at about 11.15pm on Saturday.
The offenders climbed on to the roof of the shop before kicking their way through the ceiling.
Ms Tisdale said: “The shop was an absolute mess”.
Allerton Neighbourhood Inspector Andy Wignall, said: “My officers are doing all they can for the charity and have carried out extensive checks in the area to see if anyone was seen acting suspiciously.
“Every that can be done is being done.
“But I would also call on the community to help us here.”
Call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.