Traders and charity shop staff in Bexhill have been warned to beware of a man trying to steal collection boxes from premises in the town.
Yesterday (Monday, November 2) two such incidents were reported to police, both at shops in Devonshire Road.
But on both occasions the would-be thief was prevented from making off with charity donations.
The suspect at one location was described as a white man, 5ft 8ins tall, with medium length but dark green button-up, two-pocket woolly top and dark trousers.
The incidents at the St Michael’s Hospice charity shop and The Merchants House, happened between 11.30am and noon and may have been linked.
Anyone noticing suspicious behaviour in shops or who may have information about recent incidents is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting serial 702 of 02/1.
Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111.
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