Callous Thieves Steal Charity Boxes

A LANDLADY has spoken of her disgust after a callous thief broke in to a St Neots pub and stole two charity boxes from the bar. The theft took place between 1.15am and 6.30am on Sunday, August 3 at the Woolpack in Church Street. It is believed the intrud

A LANDLADY has spoken of her disgust after a callous thief broke in to a St Neots pub and stole two charity boxes from the bar.

The theft took place between 1.15am and 6.30am on Sunday, August 3 at the Woolpack in Church Street.

It is believed the intruder gained access to the property after smashing a window.

Speaking to The Hunts Post, landlady Jo Waring said she would rather the thief had stolen from her till than taken the charity boxes.


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The 28-year-old said: "It is horrible - I would rather they had taken money from me. I'm disgusted. I never imagined anyone could be so heartless."

One of the boxes was for Great Ormond Street Hospital and contained around £20. The other was for the Fragile X Society and contained more than £200.

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The theft of the Fragile X box has hit Mrs Waring hard as her three-year-old son Keane suffers from the genetic learning disability and the family have received support from the charity.

Mrs Waring added that customers have been left so outraged by the theft that they have started making donations to try and replace the stolen money.

Detective Constable Derek Cornhill said: "Clearly we are dealing with a callous thief who doesn't care that this money was destined for some very worthy causes.

"If anyone saw someone acting suspiciously near the Woolpack, or knows who may be behind this theft, please contact me."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Cornhill at Ramsey Police Station on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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