HEARTLESS THIEVES  broke into a charity office in Newtown and stolen cash as well as prizes for a Christmas raffle.

Dial-a-Ride in Newtown provides transport for the elderly, disabled and those with mobility problems and has a fleet of specially adapted minibuses with rear lift facility for wheelchair users.

The break-in took place some time between Friday night, November 24, and Saturday morning, November 25.

Carol Clayton, Dial-a-Ride treasurer, said: “Between £80 to £100 was stolen and our raffle prizes.

“Some wine and spirits as well as tins of chocolates – Quality Street, Rose’s type of tins.

“To think anyone would willingly steal anything is bad enough but to steal from a charity is absolutely horrifying:”

A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed that they were investigating the incident.

She said: “Police are investigating an allegation of burglary which occurred sometime between 5pm on Friday, November 24 and 9am on Saturday  November 25 at a property in the Ladywell Centre, Newtown.

“A number of items were taken from the property including a sum of money and some stationary.

“Anyone with information that can help officers with their investigation is asked to report it by calling Newtown Police on 101.”