‘Low-life’ tav­ern thieves take tins of char­ity cash

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

It wouldn’t bother me as much if they just stole from me gary Van Wy­nen

THIEVES smashed their way into the Axedale Tav­ern on Mon­day morn­ing, leav­ing be­hind a path of de­struc­tion and get­ting away with char­ity tins.

At 3.03am the two thugs walked up to the back door of the tav­ern but then backed away. Then at 3.24am they broke through the door and into the pub and made their way be­hind the bar.

The thieves stole char­ity tins with cash that was due to be put to­ward the Nie­man­nPick Dis­ease Foun­da­tion and the Sol­dier On Foun­da­tion.

Money that had been raised for the up­com­ing Axedale Quick­s­hear and a sin­gle bot­tle of al­co­hol were also taken.

Pub­li­can Gary Van Wy­nen said he found it sad that the two per­pe­tra­tors felt the need to steal from the char­i­ties.

“There are just no words for peo­ple like his — I think it wouldn’t bother me as much if they just stole from me be­cause I can re­place th­ese things — it might take a while but I could do it,” Mr Van Wy­nen said.

“But to then go and steal from the char­ity tins just shows how low-life they are.

“The peo­ple they are steal­ing from need this money and de­serve this money and then for them to come in and take it just angers me.”

Mr Van Wy­nen said the dam­age to the door was mostly on the hinges and didn’t take too long to fix.

“We have fixed the doors al­ready and the dam­age to the money tills shouldn’t be too hard to fix ei­ther so we are all right.”

The two of­fend­ers have not been iden­ti­fied and po­lice are urg­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

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