CCTV: Thief takes charity box from York pub

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A PUB manager whose collection box was taken from his bar has described the theft as “as low as can be”.

CCTV footage released by the Three Cups in Stamford Bridge, near York, appears to show a man hanging around the bar area and then cutting a wire that attaches the collection box to the bar before tucking it under his coat and walking away.

A man dubbed Britain's meanest thief was caught on CCTV walking calmly after swiping a charity box from the bar. PicturRoss Parry Agency

A man dubbed Britain's meanest thief was caught on CCTV walking calmly after swiping a charity box from the bar. PicturRoss Parry Agency

Matt Watkins, general manager of the pub, said he had never known anything like the incident, which happened on Wednesday afternoon, in the four-and-a-half years he has been there.

Mr Watkins said: “The police have said unless someone can recognise them, there’s not much hope of catching him.

Stewart Jefferson.

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