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Thief with 36 inch waist breaks into Bromley Road Barnardo's
A THIEF with a 36 inch waist broke into children's charity shop Barnardo's, Bromley Road, last night, stealing several items including three pairs of jeans.
At some point during the night the individual climbed on to the roof of the building and entered via a small window in an upstairs bathroom, which was smashed.
As well as the three pairs of 36 inch jeans, the thief stole four or five items of men's clothing, two pairs of ladies trousers, two watches and some other electrical items.
A substantial amount of damage was caused to the lockers in the store, but no money was taken.
Store Manager Linda Sanders, 55, said: "We are pretty upset.
"You work hard making money for charity and people like this wreck it.
"It's pennies for them and we are going to have to spend hundreds of pounds repairing the damage."
It is not the first time Barnardo's has been broken into - a few years ago an eight foot by eight foot shed was stolen from the store, much to the bemusement of the police.
Did anyone see any suspicious behaviour at Barnardo's last night? Contact the police or call the newsroom on 01689 885 711.