Outrage as charity box taken from Potters Bar mechanics

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 December 2010 | UPDATED: 11:21 20 December 2010

Police would like to speak to these two women in connection with the theft of the charity box at J Godfrey Accident Repair Centre in Potters Bar

Police would like to speak to these two women in connection with the theft of the charity box at J Godfrey Accident Repair Centre in Potters Bar

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A "DISGUISTING" theft saw £60 stolen from a Potters Bar businessman's charity box.

Police would like to speak to these two women in connection with the theft of the charity box at J Godfrey Accident Repair Centre in Potters Bar

High Street tradesman John Godfrey has told the Potters Bar Edition of his outrage after the raid, in which two women took a Potters Bar Rotary Club collection tin from the front desk of Mr Godfrey’s mechanic business.

Mr Godfrey, who owns J Godfrey Accident Repair Centre, said: “The money raised in that box is from little jobs I do in the garage for people, when I tell them to just chuck some cash in the pot rather than giving it to me.

“So it’s obviously very disappointing; I think it’s disgusting.”

The theft of the box, containing about £60, happened at around 3pm on Thursday, December 2.

He added: “They were chatting to my wife, who was on the reception, and then when she was turned away they simply took it.

“It’s completely disgraceful.”

Officers have released images of two women they would like to speak with in connection the theft.

It may be that they were witnesses to the crime or can offer assistance in the investigation.

If you recognise these people or have any information about the incident call Hertfordshire Constabulary on 0845 3300 222, quoting crime reference J3/10/1366.

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