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Charity Pot Stolen From Poole Restaurant
Police in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a burglary at a restaurant near Ashley Cross.
The incident, in which offenders smashed a pane of glass at the front of La Cruz restaurant on Commercial Road and stole a Help for Heroes collection pot, happened some time between 6pm and 8.30pm on Monday 2 January 2012.
The charity pot contained around £200.
Police Constable Amy Burbidge, of Poole police, said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in or around the La Cruz restaurant on Monday evening to contact me urgently.
“The restaurant is on a busy road and it is possible that someone, perhaps several people, may have information that will help to bring those responsible to justice.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 2:346. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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