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Thieves target Ormskirk nursing home

Raiders escape with charity cash

Stocks Hall residential home in Ormskirk

Thieves targeted a residential nursing home in Ormskirk last week and got away with charity cash.

The burglars approached the Stocks Hall nursing home on Nursery Avenue, Ormskirk, last Monday evening between 8pm and 6:30am.

Raiders chose a ground floor office window next to the main entrance to enter the home  and  removed the wooden beading and glass  from the window before climbing in.

The thieves then ransacked the office looking for cash and finally found a charity box containing a small amount of money. 

After trying to access the other parts of the home unsuccessfully the raiders made off via the point of entry undetected.

Sam Potter from Stocks Hall said: “Thankfully the thieves got away with hardly anything as we always make sure our doors are locked and secure, so they couldn’t leave the office and get to other parts of the home

“All our residents’ doors are locked and we have security codes.

“It is just shocking and despicable that thieves would target such vulnerable people in this way and it could have been much worse.

“No staff saw them or had to confront them which I’m thankful for as it would have been very scary for my staff members at the home.

“We are now working with police to try and catch those responsible.”

During the same night a car was stolen from the nursing home car park.

The thugs forced entry into the car sometime during the early hours of Tuesday morning and drove off in it.

However police are currently treating the two incidents as unrelated.  

Police are urging anyone who has any information about either incident to call them on 101 or alternatively to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No personal details will be taken and you will not have to go to court.