Detectives release CCTV of suspects after Leeds child bereavement charity is burgled

Images have been released of suspects in a burglary at a bereavement centre in south Leeds.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 5:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 5:36 pm
Police have released CCTV images of men they want to speak to after a burglary at the Charlie's Angels charity in Beeston, Leeds

The Charlies Angels Centre Foundation in Beeston was hit by the callous crime earlier this month, when burglars broke in and stole hundreds of pounds worth of valuables for children affected by bereavement.

The centre, at Ashbrooke Park on Parkside Lane was targeted by thieves at around 9.0pm on Thursday, December 5.

An Xbox console, several tablets, children's games and a television set were all stolen in the cruel burglary.

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Police have released CCTV images of men they want to speak to after a burglary at the Charlie's Angels charity in Beeston, Leeds

Charlie's Angels provides free services and support for parents and families affected by the death of a child, be it through stillbirths, terminations, accidents, violence, illness or suicide.

The charity was named in memory of Carrie-Ann Curtis' son Charlie, who died in December 2012 from a rare condition called Potter's Syndrome.

West Yorkshire Police on Thursday released images of people they wanted to speak to in relation to the burglary.

Carrie-Ann Curtis (centre) outside the Charlie's Angels centre in Beeston, Leeds

CCTV stills show two men in dark clothing.

One of the men is wearing a dark, hooded puffer jacket and appears to be carrying a John Lewis shopping bag.

The other man is also wearing a black jacket with a fur-lined hood and is carrying a patterned shopper bag in one of the pictures.

Anyone who recognises either of the men in the pictures, or who may ave any information on the burglary, is asked to contact PCSO 940 Gill at Elland Road Police Station via 101 quoting crime reference 13190623245 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.