Textile raid hits home for OAPs
Brazen thieves smashed into a clothes bank and filled a van with garments donated for charity before fleeing.
The three raiders who swiped goods that would have helped an Annan old folk’s home have been slammed by the boss of The Rag Bag recycling scheme.
Greg McMorris said: “It’s disgusting. We don’t know how many items prada handbags were inside but we pay them for every kilogram recycled so it could potentially be hundreds of pounds worth.
“It’s disappointing for the community, who have put so much effort into raising money for the elderly and it’s also disappointing for us.”
The crooks smashed into the textile bank outside Lydiafield Care Home, at Standalane, around 7am on Tuesday.
Mr McMorris, national recycling manager for Nathan’s Wastesavers who organise The Rag Bag project said it would cost around 500 to repair.
prada handbags And the theft will leave Lydia field residents out of pocket.
He said: “The scheme pays the care home for collecting textiles and fabric. It’s been running for seven years and provides regular fundraising for schools, clubs
and nurseries while increasing recycling rates to stop les
He believed organised crime gangs could be behind the raid.
Greg said: “The value of textiles is going up. In Glasgow and Edinburgh we have seen this kind of incident happen frequently.”
Police are on the lookout for three men described as white, in their early 20s and around 5ft 7ins. One wore a grey hooded fleece and the other two had tracksuit type clothing.