BURGLARS stole cash after breaking into a charity shop in the town centre over the weekend.

The St Rocco’s Hospice furniture store on Mersey Street was targeted by criminals at some point between 5pm on Saturday, September 12, and 9am on Monday, September 14.

Money was stolen from the premises, with the offenders believed to have gained entry by smashing a window.

A Cheshire Police spokesman told the Warrington Guardian: “At 9am on Monday, September 14, police received a report of a burglary at a charity shop on Mersey Street.

“The burglary is believed to have taken place between 5pm on September 12 and 8.55am on September 14 – the side window was damaged, and money was taken from the shop.

“Enquiries remain ongoing, and anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number IML804640.”

Hospice staff and volunteers worked hard to have the shop reopened by midday on Monday.

In a statement posted on its Facebook page, St Rocco’s said: “Unfortunately our furniture and interiors shop was broken into in the early hours of Monday morning.

“Thankfully, our light-fingered friend didn't get away with much and Cheshire Police now have everything in hand.

“A huge thank you to our team, who managed to get the shop up and running again by midday.

“This isn't the ideal start to the retail week, but we're back on track and have some very exciting news regarding another shop reopening later this week.

“The furniture shop will reopen on Tuesday at the usual time of 10am, so feel free to pop down and see us if you're looking for some new home decor.”