Discovered charity boxes linked to Sidmouth theft?

PUBLISHED: 20:30 13 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:12 17 June 2010

TWO empty charity boxes, which may be linked to the recent break-in at a hairdressers, were found in Sidmouth this week. The Sidmouth Lifeboat and Blind Children boxes were discovered in a hedge in Heydon s Lane at around 9.50am on Sunday by a member of

TWO empty charity boxes, which may be linked to the recent break-in at a hairdressers, were found in Sidmouth this week.

The Sidmouth Lifeboat and Blind Children boxes were discovered in a hedge in Heydon's Lane at around 9.50am on Sunday by a member of the public.

They are now being examined by Scene of Crime Officers (SOCO).

As reported in last week's Herald thieves brokes into Headliners on Radway place on Tuesday, December 30 and stole charity boxes for Sidmouth Lifeboat, Blind Children and Devon Air Ambulance. It is believed there was only £20 to £30 in the boxes.

A bag of money which contained £6.60 in coppers was found in Heydon's Lane in the afternoon of the theft, which is also believed to be linked with the crime.

A police spokesman said: "We can not say if the charity boxes are linked to the theft until they have been examined, but it is a possibility as no other charity box thefts have been reported recently."

No one has been arrested for the theft but police say investigations are still being carried out.


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