THE search is on for a heartless thief who callously swiped a charity donation box from a hospital.
The incident took place at St Peter’s at around 5.50am on Sunday, February 9, but CCTV stills of the suspect have only just been released by Surrey Police.
The box was stolen from the hospital’s chapel.
Officers would like help to identify a man caught on camera who they believe may be able to assist their investigation.
The man in the images is described as being white, and is believed to be in late teens or early 20s, with a slim build and short hair.
He is reported to have been smartly dressed and wearing black trainers with a white stripe. It is also believed that a hospital blanket was stolen.
Investigating officer, PC Andrew Waldron, said: “Not only is the theft of a charity collection box a callous crime in itself but it was forcibly removed from the wall of the chapel causing significant damage and will be costly to repair.
“The theft has caused a considerable amount of distress and inconvenience and we are determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
“As part of our enquiries we have identified one man on CCTV who we would like to speak to in connection with this incident.
“I would urge anyone who recognises the man, or indeed the man himself, to call Surrey Police on 101. Alternatively, information about his identity can be passed anonymously to independent charity Crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111.”
If you can identify the man in the CCTV images, or you are the person pictured, contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45140010679.