Police warning after spate of charity box thefts, including in Radlett

A charity box, like the ones being stolen around Hertsmere

A charity box, like the ones being stolen around Hertsmere - Credit: Archant

Police are warning the community to be extra vigilant after a spate of charity box thefts.

Over the last year collection tins have been stolen from numerous charities around Hertsmere, including in Radlett.

PC Shazia Malik said: “Please help us protect people’s donations by keeping an eye out for anyone acting suspiciously around charity boxes and if you are displaying a charity box, make sure it is secure, and preferably covered by CCTV.”

She said the money tins should be secured to something inanimate in a highly visible place.

Staff should be aware of people’s loitering around or trying to distract them, such as dropping change.


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Anyone with information about stolen donations should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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