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Thief tries to steal money from donation box at Dollar General store

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WASHINGTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

At a Dollar General store in Washington, Missouri, a donation box was set up to benefit the charity Autism Speaks, but instead of donating to assist the foundation, one man attempted to steal money from the box.

A man in the store noticed the clerk stepped away from the cash register at Dollar General, so he walked to the counter and took all of the money from the donation box, police said.

A store manager saw the man and ordered him to put it back and the suspect did return the money to the collection box.

When the manager and customer tried to keep the suspect from leaving until police arrived, the suspect pushed them out of the way and ran away.

"I mean, it's scary, everything seemed normal inside, so I didn't know what was going on," said customer Haley Poepsel. "But definitely after hearing that, it's scary to hear that here in our town."

Police said the suspect is known to them and there was already a warrant out for his arrest for another theft. They said it is only a matter of time until they find him.


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