This is the brazen moment a woman allegedly stole a cancer charity tin from a Queensland bakery.
The 53-year-old allegedly took the yellow ‘duck’ donation box – which was raising money for Princess Alexandra Hospital – from a Cleveland bakery on Thursday.
She was arrested after the shop’s owner Ken Brown, 62, spotted her later and gave chase, with members of the public helping detain her until police arrived.
This is the moment a 53-year-old woman allegedly stole a donation box from a Queensland bakery on Thursday
Police allege the Thornlands woman stole the box after entering the Bloomfield Street store around 6.15pm, while employees where out the back.
They then claim she returned to the area around an hour later with the owner identifying her from CCTV footage before demanding the duck’s return.
Mr Brown said he was ‘so angry’ when he saw her return and gave chase, before calling for help from passers-by, Yahoo7 reports.
A group of witnesses helped corral the woman while they awaited police, despite the woman allegedly producing ‘scissors’ and spitting on one of the good Samaritans.
The yellow Duck donation box, installed at the Cleveland shop, had been raising money for cancer research at Princess Alexandra Hospital
The woman was arrested after the shop’s owner Ken Brown, 62, spotted her return to the area and gave chase, with members of the public (pictured) helping detain her until police arrived
Mr Brown told the publication that he had installed the donation box because the cause had been close to his heart, with the hospital having helped his daughter.
‘She’s got a pacemakers and defibrillator, she’s 34 and she’s had to go through a hell of a lot,’ he said.
He has suggested the alleged offender visit the hospital and apologise to the cancer patients the money was meant to help.
‘There are kids, who are two and three years old who have no hair, he said.
The 53-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of stealing, entering a premise with intent and resisting arrest.
She is due to appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court on January 18 next year.
Mr Brown (pictured) told the publication that he had installed the donation box because the cause had been close to his heart, with the hospital having helped his daughter
The 53-year-old woman (pictured entering the store) has been charged with two counts of stealing, entering a premise with intent and resisting arrest
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