Sussex Police Seek Information on County’s Prolific Charity Box Thief

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Sussex Police have released CCTV images of the man whom they believe has become a prolific charity box thief in the county, and are calling anyone with information to come forward and help with the investigation.

The man being sought has been attributed to fifteen different incidences of charity box theft, spanning from November 2017 to May of this year, over several towns in Sussex. Reports of stolen tins have come from businesses in Eastbourne, St. Leonards, Haywards Heath, Rye, Burgess Hill, Hailsham, Lewes and more.

The police have released CCTV videos of three of the fifteen incidents, in the hope of witnesses coming forward:

The suspect has been described as a white male in his early sixties, standing at around 5’10, with white hair.

The police are urging for anyone with any information to come forward, to prevent any more donated money being stolen from those who need it the most. Anna Archer, the investigating officer on this case has said:

“We have received reports of charity tins being stolen across the County and we have managed to obtain CCTV for a number of these thefts. Any theft is unacceptable but stealing money from a charity is particularly abhorrent. If you have any information on who this man might be please get in contact with us immediately.”

If you can help this investigation in any way, contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101 and quoting reference 773 of 10/04.

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