Thief swipes bushfire donation tins


Security arrived at the Oaks Hotel on the Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail just after 3am this morning after a security alarm was triggered.

Police allege the alarm started going off after a glass door was smashed at the back of the pub.

Police are appealing for information after two bushfire charity tins were stolen from a The Oaks Hotel at Albion Park.Source:Supplied

The man was caught on CCTV breaking into the pub before swiping the tins.

The man was caught on CCTV breaking into the pub before swiping the tins.Source:Supplied

Two charity tins raising funds for the Rural Fire Service and recent fire appeal were taken from the counter, before the alleged offender fled on foot.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a man wearing an aqua hooded jumper, blue jeans and black and white Nike shoes around the time of the incident.

Lake Illawarra Police District Acting Inspector Matt Brophey urged people to come forward.

“Our neighbouring communities have been devastated by recent bushfires and for someone to target those who are vulnerable is quite simply disgusting,” he said.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.Source:Supplied

“We have seen our community rally together in recent times to support those in need, so to see an act like this is extremely disappointing.

“We will continue to investigate, and we are urging anyone with information that could lead to legal action to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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