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Warning to Salisbury businesses after charity box thefts

Warning to Salisbury businesses after charity box thefts

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 11:09am 11th February 2019. (Updated at 1:48pm 11th February 2019)

The BID say a number of charity boxes have been stolen from businesses in the city centre.

Five collection boxes were broken into in total at Salisbury Cathedral with cash taken from inside.

They were targeted at some point between Thursday January 31st and Saturday February 2nd.

Culture Coffee and Pritchetts Butchers were also targeted last week.

The family run butchers in Fish Row said they will be repaying the £50 which was stolen from their Barnado's charity box.

A tip jar at Fisherton Warehouse in Fisherton Street was also stolen, at around 2.30pm on Saturday February 4th.

The BID says it's "working closely with Salisbury CityWatch, the police and businesses to gather evidence and advise how to deter and prevent further crimes."

In a message sent to businesses, BID says:

"If your charity box has been stolen, please report it to the police via 101 and contact Richard Goodman at the BID office 01722 658000.

If you have a charity box in your business, please ensure it is secure."

POLICE RESPONSE:

CCTV has assisted with providing police with evidence of possible suspects in these cases.

Wiltshire Police say their enquiries are ongoing in all of the cases.

They're 'keeping an open mind' as to whether they're linked.

A 30 year old Salisbury woman has been questioned in connection with the Fisherton Warehouse incident.

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