CALLOUS thieves have broken into a charity shop in Bromsgrove.

The RSPCA shop just off High Street, which raises vital cash for the Worcester and Mid Worcestershire Branch, was broken into on July 29.

Although nothing was stolen the shop's locks were damaged and staff were left shaken.

Commenting on Facebook the shop said: "Our manager and volunteers work tirelessly to raise funds to support the rescue work of animals in need. The staff were very shaken, but we are pleased that we have only suffered damage to the shop's locks, and shutters.

"Our Bromsgrove shop remains in need of good quality donations, and our manager would definitely appreciate a show of support for her, and her team."

Deborah Wall, manager, said: "It was a very upsetting experience, and leaves a very bad taste in your mouth that there are people who think it's ok to steal from a charity."

She thanked her team and the trustees, and echoed the call for donations.

The incident prompted an outpouring of support for the shop on social media, and scorn for the offenders.

Kimberley Fisk said: "Sorry only just read this I am disgusted this has happened. I just don't know how low people can go. Sending all my best to the team you all do such a fantastic job for a very good cause xx"

Trevor Davies said: "Sad people despicable."

Mandy Roper said: "Just how low can some ‘humans’ go to."

Mary Clarke said: "How low will some people go to steal, cannot believe this."

Anyone who can donate is being urged to drop items into the shop.

A collection service might be possible, with people asked to call 01527 757724.