Public support after ‘sickening’ robbery

A CHARITY shop manager has spoken of her disgust after her store was targeted by robbers.

But she also praised her Daventry customers who have offered words of support and made extra donations following the incident.

As reported in last week’s Daventry Express, the ExtraCare charity shop in Daventry’s High Street was hit by robbers.

Speaking to the Gusher, duty manager Becci Daniels said: “I was in the back of the shop with a volunteer, with another volunteer on the till.

“She said two men came into the shop looked around and left, then about half an hour later they came back and took something to the till to buy.

“We don’t know exactly what happened next, but when the till opened one of them either leaned over or jumped over the counter, grabbed notes from the till and pushed the volunteer over. She was left on the floor and doesn’t remember what happened either.

“They got away with about £80. That was £54 of takings for that morning, plus float.

“For me the most important thing is the welfare of my volunteers. The lady who was pushed over by the robbers comes to Daventry from Northampton to volunteer. She was in shock after it happened.

“Anyone knows that people working in a charity shop are going to be kindhearted people who are giving up their time for a charity.

“For someone to come in to the shop and rob a charity, and do that to a volunteer – it’s just sickening.

“We’ve had people coming into the shop saying how disgusted they are by it all. Everybody’s been very concerned to hear that there are people out there willing to rob somewhere in broad daylight.

“People have even been giving us cash donations after hearing about the robbery. All of us at the shop want to thank them.”

Anyone with information on the robbery, which happened at around noon on May 23, should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.