A thief smashed his way into a Dundee charity shop – and stole just two chocolate biscuits.
Staff at the Shelter Scotland charity shop on Perth Road were left in shock after intruders used a brick “the size of a football” to force entry.
The shop was broken into just yards away from the early yesterday morning.
Store manager Karen Kelbie, 51, who has worked there for more than 20 years, said the intruders had left a trail of blood in their wake.
Karen, from Lochee, added that they had tried the safe and the till before making off with a small haul of biscuits.
“They wrapped a brick the size of football in a jacket – to muffle the noise I presume – before smashing the door in,” she said.
“They tried the safe and the till – the trail of blood was at these two areas.
“All we could see that had actually been taken was two biscuits from a packet of five.
“When I arrived at the store at around 8.30 am yesterday morning the glass was smashed and I contacted the police straight away.
“I didn’t think there was anyone still in the shop but the police arrived and they got plenty of DNA from all the blood.
“We’re not sure how many people had been in.
“When they smashed the door they had to climb over charity items that had been left in the doorway.”
Shelter Scotland, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, helps more than half a million people every year with housing or homelessness issues.
Karen said: “I feel sorry for the person who has got to the point of needing to do this.
“The store has been here for nearly 30 years and the charity has always existed to try to help others. We reopened the shop yesterday afternoon.”
A spokesman for Police Scotland said it was investigating the break-in.
Anyone with information is asked to contact to police on 101 quoting reference 294 of July 31.