FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ/AP) – Donations have been raised to help replace money stolen when a Salvation Army red kettle was swiped from outside a metro Detroit pharmacy.
Members of the Farmington Hills Police Department raised $248 and an anonymous donor chipped in $300.READ MORE: This Weekend: I-275 Lane Closures Continue Between 7 Mile Road And I-96/I-696/M-5
The donation kettle and stand were set up Friday outside a Walgreens in Farmington Hills, northwest of Detroit. They were taken around 4:45 p.m. when a volunteer bell ringer manning the kettle went inside the store.
Police say the stand was found nearby, but not the kettle and its contents.READ MORE: WATCH: Girl Challenges Pittsburgh Police Officer And Former Pitt Football Player To Race
Farmington Hills officer Brett Putnam sent out an email on the theft, which led to the donations. Putnam tells WDIV-TV that he was angry then thought “let’s win this day, let’s make this up.”
The theft is under investigation. The suspect is described as a six-foot tall man in his early 20s. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 248-871-2600MORE NEWS: Michigan's Expungement Law Takes Effect On Sunday
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