CRIMESTOPPERS has appealed for anyone with information about the ‘despicable’ burglary of the Ty Hafan charity store in Penarth to get in touch.

The burglary occurred over the weekend of Saturday, February 8, and Monday, February 10, when 'despicable' thieves broke into the charity shop and stole £500. Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers would like to make the public aware of this despicable crime and appeal to anyone with information to contact either the police or call them anonymously.

Local man and Crimestoppers Wales Board Member, Gordon Shumack, said: “These despicable thieves need to know that Crimestoppers are on the case and are working together with Ty Hafan to catch these heartless criminals. If anyone has information about this crime they can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

A spokesman added: "Crimestoppers is in an independent charity working to stop crime. We are not part of the police service or any branch of the government. Crimestoppers works for you, your family and your community. We help to promote the charity in communities across Wales, to let people know that Crimestoppers is there for them as an anonymous route to give information about crime. Crimestoppers guarantees anonymity, which means that no-one can ever find out you contacted us. To pass on information about crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at"

The charity, which was bolstered this year by the generous financial assistance of Cardiff City FC through their ‘Thanks A Million’ campaign, has been working hard for 25 years helping the public play a part in making the community where they live, work and enjoy their leisure time a safer place. Information about crime which results in the arrest and charge of those persons responsible may also involve the payment of a reward in this case is £250.

Please help us catch these heartless criminals and make the call.