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Burglars in Herne Bay and Whitstable target charity shops and church social club

Burglars have targeted two charity shops and a church social club in Herne Bay and Whitstable.

Police are appealing for help in trying to track down the thieves who struck over two weekend periods.

Offenders broke into a charity shop in Tankerton Road, Whitstable, some time between 5pm on Thursday, September 15 and 8.50am on Friday, September 16.

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A church social club in Clarence Road, Herne Bay, was then broken into between 7.40pm on Sunday, September 18 and 9.40am on Monday, September 19.

The following weekend a charity shop in Sea Street, Herne Bay, was the latest business to be targeted.

Offenders broke in between 4.30pm last Saturday and 8.20am yesterday.

Sgt Nick Barton said: "In all three incidents the offenders forced the rear doors of the premises to gain entry and once inside stole cash.

"Targeting charity shops and church social clubs is particularly mean-spirited and we are appealing for anyone with information about the burglaries to contact us."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01843 222289 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference ZY/32864/16 for the Tankerton Road incident, ZY/33357/16 for the Clarence Road incident or ZY/34391/16 for the Sea Street incident.

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