Finders isn’t keepers…

Blue Police LampPolice at Hedge End are appealing to the person who found a charity shop’s takings on a West End pavement to turn in the money.

At about 3.50 to 4pm Thursday, August 15, a woman member of staff from 2nd Chance Animal Rescue carried a number of bags, a bag with the takings and a cat basket to her car, parked in a car park next to 50 High Street, West End.

She put the black Jean Norman bag, containing about £600, on the pavement as she unlocked her car. The woman drove off without retrieving the cash. She returned within five minutes, when she realised her mistake, but the bag was missing.

Police are appealing to whoever found the money to take it to their nearest police station. They also would like to hear from anyone who has knowledge of the missing cash.

Police are reminding the public that anyone who finds goods or money and fails to turn it in to police or return it to its rightful owner could be guilty of the offence of theft by finding.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Bernadette Jones at Hedge End on 101.

Ray Turner

Formerly a Civil-Servant and IT Specialist at ONS, Ray is now semi-retired and spare-time self-employed. He contributes to Eastleigh News on a voluntary basis and is also an administrator for the site. 

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