VOLUNTEERS at a charity shop in Sutton are counting the cost after a burglars broke in through the roof in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The Sutton branch of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Trust, on High Street, was left with a damaged roof and interior following the break-in.
An alarm caused the two males to flee from the branch after they broke in through the roof but Cadi Lambert, shop co-ordinator for Nottinghamshire’s Air Ambulance branches, said volunteers had been left shaken by the incident.
“There is now a big hole in the roof where they have taken the tiles up and dropped down into the toilet, the place is a real mess,” she said.
“Although the alarm scared them off before they could take anything, the toilet and roof are damaged and the shop had to be shut for the day so we lost a day of takings.
“We have some elderly volunteers who were very upset by this, they came to work not knowing if there was someone still in the building.
“It has cost us money and it is a real inconvenience for the volunteers.”
Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on the non emergency 101 number.