NEWELL - The Hancock County Sheriff's office is searching for a man who stole a donation container from a local business.
A white male, likely in his mid-20s, entered the Washington Street 7-Eleven at approximately 7:15 p.m. Sept. 19, removed the donation container and exited the store.
The man is approximately 5-feet, 5-inches tall and has a cross tattoo on the inside of his left forearm and another, unknown tattoo on the inside of his right upper forearm. He was wearing a blue Aeropostale T-shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and a neon green band around his right wrist.
Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said in this particular incident, the donation container was for the "Shop with a Cop" program.
"This program has been one of the charitable opportunities the Hancock County Deputy Sheriff's Association has instituted over the past 25 plus years to purchase Christmas presents for children in need," he said
The funds collected also have been used to provide immediate assistance for those who have lost possessions in their homes because of tragic circumstances.
This man is believed to have stolen a donation container from the Washington Street 7-Eleven in Newell, and the Hancock County Sheriff's office is searching for him.
The Hancock County Sheriff's office is requesting anyone with information regarding this incident or recognizes the suspect to contact the department by calling (304) 564-4100.
Tips to the sheriff's office can be submitted anonymously.