Trust has of­fice hit by thieves

The Oban Times - - News -

A PUB­LIC re­cy­cling char­ity has had its premises bro­ken into and a cash reg­is­ter stolen.

The GRAB Trust’s (Group for Re­cy­cling in Ar­gyll and Bute) Lorn and Oban Re­use Ini­tia­tive (LORI) cabin at the Moleigh Re­cy­cling Cen­tre was bro­ken into last Tues­day morn­ing (May 31).

Julie Fair­brass, project man­ager of the GRAB Trust, told The

Oban Times that the cabin door had been forced open us­ing a crow­bar and the till had been stolen.

Ms Fair­brass said: ‘ Noth­ing else was taken but the team are deeply shocked and an­gered that some­one would tar­get this site. Our signs clearly state we are a char­ity but this ob­vi­ously doesn’t make any dif­fer­ence. I don’t feel this was an op­por­tunist, as they knew ex­actly what cabin to break into and no other damage was done to any other part of the site and no other cab­ins were bro­ken into.’

She added: ‘The LORI project is a great project but can barely af­ford to take this hit and, al­though we have in­sur­ance, it has sad­dened and disappointed me that an in­ci­dent like this could oc­cur.’

The damage to the doors was so se­vere that the lock had to be re­placed and the doors re­paired.

Po­lice in­quiries into the breakin are on­go­ing.

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