Charity box theft arrest

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A PENSIONER has been arrested on suspicion of stealing charity collection boxes.

The 70-year-old from Morecambe is now on police bail after his arrest following the offences in Bentham, which happened at the town’s post office, and at the HSBC and Barclays banks on Main Street.

A charity box belonging to Bentham Christmas Lights Committee was stolen from Bentham Post Office at around 2pm on Wednesday, November 23.

A National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children box was taken from HSBC on the same day.

The thefts followed the removal of another charity box from Barclays on Tuesday, September 6.

See The Visitor (03-01-12) for full story.