October 30, 2017 3.41 pm This story is over 79 months old

Shameless thieves return to Boston Stump after historic donations box and charity tins stolen

“The money is replaceable – but this fantastic historic box is not.”

St Botolph’s Church in Boston has been targeted by thieves twice in less than a week, with suspects making off with charity collection tins and a historic donations box.

The first incident happened at around sometime between Monday, October 23 and Friday, October 27 at the church on Church Street, also known to many as Boston Stump.

Thieves took two charity collection tins and a large, historic collection box.

Following the theft of these, a replacement collection tin was also stolen between 9am and 2pm on Monday, October 30.

It is unknown how much money was taken in the incidents.

Police have confirmed there was no damage to the building during these thefts and enquiries are ongoing.

Boston Stump. Photo: Lincolnshire Reporter

Reverend Alyson Buxton, Team-Rector at Boston Stump posted on their Facebook page: “We have had two Royal British Legion Poppy collection tins stolen, one Royal Airforce Association collection tin stolen and this beautiful and very large donations box.

“The money is replaceable – but this fantastic historic box with so much sentimental value is not.

“Please can we have it back!

“Dear Friends could you please share so we get the message out – someone must know where it is.”

Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting incident number 160 of October 27.