Trust has office hit by thieves
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.