Charity box stolen from shop
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Police are hunting a masked thief who walked out of a shop with a collection box.

The hooded thief took the box, containing an estimated £30, from the Norway Store in St Ives at about 16:30 GMT on Friday.

The money was being raised to support street lights in the town by the St Ives Decorative Lights Association.

Shop assistant Matthew Hayter said: "I chased him out of the shop but he ran away.

"It's a pretty pathetic thing to do for that amount of money."

  • 19 Nov 2016