Kalamunda: Bushfire brigade’s fundraising tin stolen from shop counter, hundreds lost

Police would like to speak to this man about the theft of a fundraising money tin.
Police would like to speak to this man about the theft of a fundraising money tin.

POLICE say a thief stole a charity tin from a shop counter in Kalamunda last month, depriving the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade of hundreds of dollars in donations.

The money was fundraising for brigade members’ attempt at the Gibb River Road mountain bike challenge in May.

The tin was labelled RFDS and was estimated to contain at least $350 when it was taken from the Canning Road shop on Monday, January 7, just after 5pm.

“He stood for a short time whilst looking at his mobile phone and keeping watch on staff members,” a police report said.

“He then reached for a charity tin that was on the counter and hid it under a bag he was carrying and left the store.”

The man police would like to speak to was carrying a backpack.

The thief was described as fair-skinned, 20 to 25 years of age, solid build and short dark hair.

He was wearing a grey t-shirt and dark-coloured jeans and carrying a black backpack.

Report information about this offence online or call 1800 333 000.