Robbers strike at charity shop

A CHARITY shop in the town centre was the target of a robbery yesterday (Wednesday).

Police say at around noon two men walked into the Extra Care shop, in the High Street.

They pushed the cashier to the ground and took money from the till before leaving the shop through the front door.

The exact amount taken was still unknown as the Daventry Express went to print.

Both men are described as white and in their 20s.

The first had shaved blond hair, and wore a white t-shirt.

The second wore a pale blue polo shirt and a pale green cap.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who was in the High Street between 11.30am and 12.15pm yesterday, by calling 101 or anonymously on Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.

The shop closed after the incident, but it was set to re-open as normal this morning.

The charity provides an alternative to traditional care homes and runs two retirement villages and 17 smaller housing developments.

It aims to give its residents greater independence while still providing the services and care they need in old age.