LOW ACT: Op shop staff reeling after attempted break-in

WOULD-BE thieves have targeted the Eidsvold Hospital Auxiliary Op Shop.

Volunteer Glennys Freeme arrived at work yesterday morning to find damage to the shop's doors.

Ms Freeme estimated the incident would have taken place between October 12 and 16 and believed those responsible tried to pull the latch off the door, but were unsuccessful.

"By the looks of it they've used a star picket to try and break the latch," Ms Freeme said.

"They've also attempted to take off one of the window palings, too."

She believed the reason or motive behind the attempted robbery would likely be mindless vandalism.

"There's no money on premises, with them probably wanting just to get in and trash the place," Mrs Freeme said.

Not deterred by these would-be criminals, Mrs Freeme's husband Rob was able to repair the damages made and installed extra security equipment.

The charity shop only opened earlier this year and Mrs Freeme was disappointed someone had targeted the store.

"All of the stuff has been donated by the community and other people, and all we want to do is give back," she said.

In a message to the perpetrators, Mrs Freeme only had one thing to say.

"There's nothing of any value in here, please don't trash what we're trying to give back to the community."

The op shop has been open since March at the Eidsvold Showgrounds and is run by the Eidsvold Hospital Auxiliary.

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