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Man caught on camera stealing donation box for children with leukemia

Authorities say this man stole a donation box from Cruz Fashion in Lake Worth.
Authorities say this man stole a donation box from Cruz Fashion in Lake Worth. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

LAKE WORTH, Fla. – The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a young man who they said was captured on surveillance video stealing a donation box from a business that contained money for Guatemalan children with leukemia.

According to authorities, the box had about $300 inside it.

Deputies said the suspect entered the business, Cruz Fashion in the 1500 block of Lake Avenue in Lake Worth, around 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities said he purchased a cold beverage before stealing the donation box.

He fled the store in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information about the thief’s identity is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.


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