Charity box stolen from cafe at Benfleet station

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BURGLARS broke into a cafe and stole cash and a charity collection box.

British Transport Police (BTP) detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify after the Platform Café at Benfleet station was broken into.

The man went into the station from along the tracks at around 2.25am on Friday, October 12 before forcing his way into the café on platform one and stealing a small amount of cash.

He also stole a charity box that was collecting money for the Canvey-based Indee Rose Trust, but it is not known how much cash was in it.

Det Con David Bishop is investigating.

He said: “CCTV footage shows a man who is wearing a distinctive jacket and is at the station at the time of the break in. “We are keen to talk to this man as we believe he may have information that may help our investigation.

“If you recognise the jacket, which may have been worn inside out, or know who was responsible, I’d urge you to contact police and help detectives in this investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B7/LNA of 08/11/12.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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5:07pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

seems to be the soft target of choice for low life scum this week
seems to be the soft target of choice for low life scum this week Eric Whim

5:28pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

The jacket must be a giveaway Holmes! I wouldn't even wear if as a gift or for a bet. This blog won't last long as Noddy is wheelding his blue pencil today with gusto!
The jacket must be a giveaway Holmes! I wouldn't even wear if as a gift or for a bet. This blog won't last long as Noddy is wheelding his blue pencil today with gusto! Olivia2847

5:45pm Tue 13 Nov 12

InTheKnowOk says...

Jacket looks like its inside out
Jacket looks like its inside out InTheKnowOk

6:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

largo1 says...

hopefully this piece of criminal scum will get caught, preferably dead!
hopefully this piece of criminal scum will get caught, preferably dead! largo1

6:32pm Tue 13 Nov 12

KonArtist says...

The cafe probably would of just kept the money anyway lol.
The cafe probably would of just kept the money anyway lol. KonArtist

7:21pm Tue 13 Nov 12

al coniston says...

KonArtist wrote:
The cafe probably would of just kept the money anyway lol.
Are you suggesting that the owners of the cafe would steal from a charity donation box ?

From a libel perspective, you may wish to retract that statement.
[quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: The cafe probably would of just kept the money anyway lol.[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting that the owners of the cafe would steal from a charity donation box ? From a libel perspective, you may wish to retract that statement. al coniston

7:44pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

al coniston wrote:
KonArtist wrote:
The cafe probably would of just kept the money anyway lol.
Are you suggesting that the owners of the cafe would steal from a charity donation box ?

From a libel perspective, you may wish to retract that statement.
Exactly ....
[quote][p][bold]al coniston[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KonArtist[/bold] wrote: The cafe probably would of just kept the money anyway lol.[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting that the owners of the cafe would steal from a charity donation box ? From a libel perspective, you may wish to retract that statement.[/p][/quote]Exactly .... Olivia2847

11:50pm Tue 13 Nov 12

tepluap says...

KonArtist,, An unfair statement, I worked in a store that had 3 collection boxes on counters all the time, collecting for different charities throughout the year. Once a month I'd count the money collected and often was the case the amount would be a few pounds and pennies short of say £20/25/30 , I would happily put in the extra to round it up, ( as would my co-workers) and I always displayed the depoisit slip.
There are more decent people in the big wide world then scum!
KonArtist,, An unfair statement, I worked in a store that had 3 collection boxes on counters all the time, collecting for different charities throughout the year. Once a month I'd count the money collected and often was the case the amount would be a few pounds and pennies short of say £20/25/30 , I would happily put in the extra to round it up, ( as would my co-workers) and I always displayed the depoisit slip. There are more decent people in the big wide world then scum! tepluap

1:15pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Talking of which where is the full story and interviews regarding the Poppy Box thefts as promised by Noddy and the Pipe and Slippers Gazette team yesterday?
Talking of which where is the full story and interviews regarding the Poppy Box thefts as promised by Noddy and the Pipe and Slippers Gazette team yesterday? Olivia2847

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