Police say they have ID’d donation jar thief in Chesapeake

Money was for hurricane relief and breast cancer awareness

Photo courtesy: Chesapeake Police Dept.

UPDATE (Nov. 3, 2017): Police say they have identified the person suspected of stealing four donation jars in Chesapeake.

Police spokesperson Kelly Elliot says the suspect’s name will be released once charges are secured.


PREVIOUS COVERAGE (Oct. 31, 2017):

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — This month Chesapeake police are on the track of a charity thief through in the city.

Police said in 24 hours, a man stole four donation jars from three 7-Eleven stores across the city. Now police need your help identifying him

“So we have these four reports that we’re investigating of these thefts and we don’t know who this person is,” Kelly Elliot, of the Chesapeake Police Deptartment, said.

“A couple of them have been for Hurricane relief and others were for breast cancer awareness.”

It started on Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.; cameras captured him walking into a 7-Eleven on Kempsville road. Later that night on Canal Drive, he took another jar.

Then several hours later, he went back to the first 7-Eleven on Kempsville Road — and took a jar during the overnight hours.

He finally finished his spree at a 7-Eleven off Battlefield Blvd at 7 a.m. in the morning. This was nearly 24 hours after the spree started.

“When the cashier is doing their thing, or not looking, he’ll just go up and taken them,” Elliot said.

“What we are hoping is that somebody knows who this person is,” Elliot said. “Then we can bring them in and talk to them and work it from there.”

If you recognize him, call, text or submit an online tip to the Chesapeake Crime Line.