Three charity boxes stolen within a fortnight from South Lakes businesses by 'man in distinctive hat' (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Three charity boxes stolen within a fortnight from South Lakes businesses by 'man in distinctive hat'
10:20am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
SOUTH Lakeland traders who display a charity box in their premises are being urged to ‘stay vigilant’ following three thefts in a fortnight.
An unknown amount of cash, donated by well-wishers for charity, was stolen from businesses in Ambleside and Grasmere.
The first incident took place on September 27, at Waterhead, Ambleside, at about 10am.
The second incident took place on September 30 in Grasmere. The crime is believed to have occurred sometime between September 28 and 29.
The latest theft took place sometime during the afternoon of October 9 from a business on China Lake Road, Ambleside.
Witnesses on all three occasions described the thief as being a white man, in his mid 50s, with white or grey hair.
On all three occasions he was wearing a distinctive, large-brimmed hat and was carrying a rucksack.
“Cumbria Police advise if you have a charity box on display at your premises that you remain extra vigilant,” said a spokeswoman for the force.
Anybody with information, or who sees or knows someone matching the description, is asked to contact police on 101.
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