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'Just vile': St Vincent de Paul on €1,500 Dublin charity shop robbery

The Cabra shop was robbed on Wednesday evening.

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THE VICE-PRESIDENT of SVP has branded the robbery and ransacking of a Dublin based charity shop as “vile”.

Kieran Stafford spoke out after the burglary of the SVP shop in Cabra on Wednesday night where over €1,500 was stolen from the store.

The shop, which is located off Annamoe Terrace on Dublin’s north side, was also trashed during the three minute robbery.

SVP has estimated that upwards of €3,000 worth of damage was done to the premises, which had to close for a half day on Thursday so staff could clear up the mess.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Stafford said the volunteers at the shop were heartbroken by what happened but they did a tremendous job cleaning up and reopening the store.

He said:

The shop was broken into overnight. I believe there was €1,500 stolen and a further €3,000 worth of damage done. It is the fact that the shop was destroyed which was particularly callous and violent.

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“Vile acts like this will not deter us. It’s hitting at the most vulnerable. But it will not deter us from ensuring help is there for people who need it. Also, the shop is very busy as well and people see it as a social place to go in and have chat and to buy things. So, there is a social aspect to it. There are fantastic staff there as well and we must commend them.”

Gardaí are reviewing CCTV from the shop in a bid to track down the person responsible.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Cabra garda station or the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.

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