Charity shop thefts in Bude

It’s really pretty sad and appalling when charity shops get robbed, but that is what has happened in Bude in January. Bude Police, on their Facebook page, mention:

Within the last month we have received a peak in our crime figures for burglaries to charity shops. We would like to remind the general public and businesses to be extra vigilant in securing their belongings/stock and to be mindful of their own security procedures. If anyone would like advice in relation to this then please do contact us on  

Police are appealing to anyone with any information, no matter how trivial, to contact them on 101 (general enquiries), 999 in an emergency or email This is also a reminder to all general public to continue to report any suspicious activities.

The Bude & Stratton Post mentions that the shops in question were Age Concern and the Red Cross, where takings were taken from the shop safes. Or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

1 Comment

  • Lucille Opie says:

    It is so sad that people see fit to steal from any shop, but a charity shop whose wonderful volunteers give hours of their time to help people in need is -well I cant find the words!
    I like your picture of our police station, one that we fear will be closed in 2018 I understand? That will be very sad indeed. Modern technology is wonderful but it also needs police to be seen within the local community they are serving? There is nothing like face to face discussion and decision making, and the police need a base to have their lunch and coffee breaks too! I guess they have to have theirs sitting in their cars! It just doesn’t make sense ! For years they have worked effectively in the community and it was very reassuring to see and meet them personally on the beat – and a deterrent too.

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