A man has been caught on CCTV taking a charity collection box from Aspire in Ryde – but it is thought the thief got away with just £2.
CCTV footage published by the Dover Street-based charity shows a hooded individual making his way around the side entrance of the former Trinity Church to where free food is handed out to the homeless and those in need. Seconds later, the man steals a collection box before making off.
Thankfully, the collection box is emptied on a daily basis and therefore it is thought the man only got away with £1 or £2 at most.
The incident took place barely an hour after dark at 17:30 yesterday (Sunday 13th November).
A statement issued by the charity on Facebook has said:
“We are very disappointed with his action – we should be selfless, not selfish”.