Charity box stolen in salon smash and grab

A Make A Wish charity box has been stolen from a Lincoln salon in an early morning smash and grab.

At around 4am on Tuesday, July 17, a rock was thrown through the side window of Root One on Clasketgate and a ‘Snack Aid’ charity box supporting Make A Wish was stolen.

A “Snack Aid’ Make A Wish charity box was stolen. Customers can buy sweets from the box to support the charity.

The box had been sitting on the windowsill and was believed thankfully to have contained less than £20 at the time.

It’s the second time the salon has had its windows damaged by vandals.

In October, shortly after opening, a drunken man put his fist through the front window costing the new business over £700.

The sweet box was sat on a windowsill in a cushioned corner.

Stephanie West, owner of Root One, said: “I’m 23 and just trying to run a business.

“First I thought the vandalism was malicious, but after seeing the charity box stolen I’m not so sure.

“They only took £20 and a box of flapjacks but things like this still hurt us a lot.

“The last window cost £700 to replace and I’m only getting that money back £10 a week.

“This window is smaller but it will still be over £100 to fix.”

Witnesses say they saw a man in a white shirt leaning through the window and running away shortly after the incident.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “At around 3.50am today (July 17) an offender threw a rock at the window of a business on Clasketgate, Lincoln.

“A tray of sweets was taken.”

“Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting Incident 38 of July 17.”