A Donegal charity has been left fuming after thieves stole security cameras which were installed just days after a robbery last week.
Operators of the Letterkenny Food Bank were outraged lwhen their offices were broken into.
The gang took a quantity of cash and some food items as well as causing damage to their premises during the first raid at Market Square in Letterkenny.
The charity then decided to spend funds installing a CCTV system in a bid to protect their premises after that raid.
But the group, which gives food parcels to the needy, have been left stunned after a gang carried out a second raid and ripped out the security system.
Chair of the Letterkenny Food Bank, retired Garda Sergeant Christy Galligan, said he is at a loss for words how people would stoop so low.
“I really don’t know what to say. This is a charity which depends on the goodwill of people to help simply feed the less well-off in our society.
“It’s as simple as that. We give food parcels to people who sometimes cannot feed themselves.
“We were outraged when we had the first break-in and money was stolen. We tried to put that behind us and move in but we decided to take extra precautions by installing a security system.
“It just beggars belief what we saw when we arrived this morning to find that the offices had been broken into again and this time the security system was ripped out.
“What kind of person or people would do this? It’s simply disgusting that they would prey on the most vulnerable in society,” fumed Mr Galligan.
The scene of the raid was been sealed off and a Garda forensic team are due to examine the area.
Other local CCTV cameras have been inspected and a number of possible suspects have been identified.Tags: