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SPCA charity op shop targeted in overnight burglary in Auckland

Large glass shards from a smashed front door lie on the doormat of Onehunga’s SPCA Op Shop after a break in. Photo...

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Large glass shards from a smashed front door lie on the doormat of Onehunga’s SPCA Op Shop after a break in. Photo / Hayden Woodward

An Auckland charity store that raises money for rescued animals has been broken into overnight with a glass front door left shattered.

Large shards of broken glass from a bottom section of a double front door were left on the blue doormat of the SPCA Op Shop in Onehunga, on the suburb’s main shopping strip.

The SPCA Op Shop on Onehunga's Mall has been broken into overnight through its smashed front door. Photo / Hayden Woodward
The SPCA Op Shop on Onehunga’s Mall has been broken into overnight through its smashed front door. Photo / Hayden Woodward

The break-in happened just before 1am.

There are no details yet of what was stolen from the shop. The store’s eye-catching front display appears untouched.

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A police spokesperson said at 12.54am the alarm was raised about a break-in at a store on Church St, Onehunga.

One person was arrested and inquiries were ongoing.

The charity op shop, which uses proceeds from sales to help fund Auckland’s SPCA centre, carries a range of donated clothing, shoes and homeware.



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