Charity box theft from Hatfield shop

PUBLISHED: 17:02 04 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:15 04 April 2017

Isabel Hospice

Isabel Hospice

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A heartless thief stole a charity box from an Isabel Hospice shop in Hatfield this afternoon.

Police received a report of the theft at 2.10pm today.

A Herts Police spokesman said: “The offender cut the chain securing the charity box containing coins from the counter.

“He then made off in a direction unknown.

“We had officers at the scene and they will be investigating.”

Isabel Hospice’s Acting Director of Fundraising and Communications Gill Macdonald said: “We are greatly saddened that someone would steal from Isabel Hospice, as we are a charity supported by local people who provide care to local people with life-limiting illnesses.

“Each week we need to raise thousands of pounds to be able to continue to do this.

“We feel it is a pretty despicable crime, and urge anyone who knows anything about this to go to the police.

“If anyone wants to support us by having a yellow can, they can ring us on 01707 382500”

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