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: 133,000 People Remain Under Boil Water Advisory In Michigan, Could Take Weeks Before Water Is Safe To Drink
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: Salvation Army Collecting Supplies For Back To School Drive
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: Detroit Police Searching For Multiple Carjacking Suspects
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