Appeal for information after burglar targets Halton charity
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Detectives are appealing for information from the public after a burglar stole a number of toys which were destined for disadvantaged children in Halton.
Sometime between 12.45am and 1.15am on Sunday 19 December an unknown offender forced entry into a garage on Parklands, Widnes and stole a number of toys that had been donated to Halton Christmas Toy Appeal.
The stolen items included Lego, Space Hawk toys and a remote control RC Car.
The offender is described as a man, around 5” 8’ tall and of slim build. He was wearing a light coloured baseball cap, black hoodie and dark trousers.
Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are doing all they can to identify the person responsible.
Detective Sergeant Gary McClatchey said: “To stoop so low as to steal toys which were destined for some of the most disadvantaged children in our community is appalling and we are committed to doing all we can to trace the person responsible.
“The volunteers at Halton Toy appeal have been working flat out to collect all of the toys and they are devastated that they have been targeted.
“Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and I would appeal for anyone with any information, no matter how small, to get in touch.
“The same goes for anyone with any information in relation to the whereabouts of the stolen toys.”
Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help the ongoing investigation should contact Cheshire Police on 101, or at https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua, quoting IML 1159409.
Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.