Police release image of man wanted over charity tin theft in Croydon
7:40am Friday 18th January 2013 in News
Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection to the theft of a Christmas charity collection tin from a funeral parlour last month.
A heartless thief took more than £85 in donations from Rowland Brothers in Central Parade, New Addington two days after Christmas while staff were arranging a funeral with a grieving family.
The money had been donated by mourners in return for hanging a tribute to dead loved ones on the funeral home's Christmas tree.
The cash had been destined for Brenda Kirby Cancer Centre, Woodside Bereavement Counselling Service and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
DC Matthew Day, from the Metropolitan Police, said: "I expect most people will be appalled to hear that a charity collection was stolen over the Christmas period and I would urge anyone with information or who recognises the person in the image to get in touch as soon as possible."
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 113418.