‘Disgraceful’: Police slam thief who stole fire charity tin
"THIS is a disgraceful act."
Tweed Byron Police District Inspector Mick Dempsey wasted no words when he described the theft of a bushfire charity tin stolen from a Byron Bay business on the weekend.
Insp Dempsey said the person of interest whom was photographed by the store's CCTV should be ashamed of themselves.
"This is a low act which takes advantage of people's generosity," he said.
"It is disgraceful."
Insp Dempsey said officers are appealing for information after a bushfire charity container was stolen from a Byron Bay business at the weekend.
Just after 7am on Saturday (18 January 2020), a man entered the store on Jonson Street, and after ordering a coffee, took the charity container raising funds for the recent bushfire appeal, and put it in his backpack before leaving the store.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended and commenced inquiries into the incident.
Police have released images of a man who may be able to assist with inquires.
The man depicted is described as being of caucasian appearance, of a slim build and with short brown hair.
He is shown wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Byron Bay Police Station (02) 6685-9499 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information is treated in strict confidence.
The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.