TWO women have been caught on camera allegedly "stealing" donations left outside a Musselburgh charity shop.

A concerned member of the public, who declined to be identified, said he also videoed the women sorting out clothes and a pushchair being packed with allegedly stolen donations from the DEBRA outlet on North High Street.

The man alleged that he, like many others, had witnessed the women regularly "stealing" from charity shops in the Honest Toun.

He claimed: "They arrive with am empty child's pushchair and empty plastic bags and steal out-of-hours donations from all the Musselburgh High Street charity shops (this is a regular occurrence), despite myself and others' objections."

The man claimed that the women had Eastern European accents.

He also claimed to have seen the same women sitting outside a car park car boot sale in Edinburgh on Sunday selling items.

Back in March, the Courier reported on claims that a woman had been seen taking two bags of donations left outside the DEBRA shop.

At that time, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “This is a crime of theft. The woman who took the items is not the intended recipient and it is depriving the charity shop of possible income."

DEBRA is a national charity that supports individuals and families affected by epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a potentially fatal skin condition that causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering.

A spokesperson for DEBRA said: "The charity has many shops across the UK and relies on donations from the general public.

"Grateful for all donations received, items are requested to be handed into the shops directly and not left outside when the shop is closed.

"The DEBRA shop in Musselburgh has a poster displayed in the window asking for donations not to be left outside overnight."