Thieves steal charity cash

Heartless thieves stole a charity tin from a Colac bowls club.

Heartless thieves stole a charity tin from a Colac bowls club.

POLICE are hunting two heartless thieves who stole a charity tin from a Colac lawn bowls club.

Detective Jonas Todd from Colac Criminal Investigation Unit said the thieves broke a window at Gravesend Street’s City Bowls Club in the early hours of yesterday morning.

“Two people have gone in, stolen a kids’ charity box, looked around for cash, didn’t get anything else and left,” Det Todd said.

The break-in happened about 4am yesterday, with the thieves smashing a window to make their way inside.

Det Todd said the charity box contained an unknown amount of money in coins.

He is calling for any witnesses to contact him at Colac Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

Meanwhile, Geelong Criminal Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man for allegedly stealing a Christmas fundraising hamper from a Winchelsea butcher shop.

The Norlane man, 38, is facing charges of theft and burglary for the December offence.

Detective Jackie Dunlop said closed-circuit television footage led them to the man.

“He was linked to a number of other burglaries in the Geelong region,” she said.

The man will face court on February 25.

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