Cash box theft at Lochawe-side kirk

The Oban Times - - News -

THE theft of a wooden char­ity box con­tain­ing an un­known quan­tity of cash from St Co­nan’s Kirk is another blow to the small char­ity des­per­ately fight­ing to raise cash for the iconic Lochawe-side kirk.

In July, thieves stole £40,000 of lead from the roof of the clois­ter build­ing in the 20th cen­tury chapel. Trustees of the kirk are try­ing to raise £1mil­lion to re­store the build­ing.

The trustees say that public con­tri­bu­tions in terms of mem­ber­ship and do­na­tions are vi­tal.

Now po­lice want to hear from any­one who saw any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity in the area on Septem­ber 19.

In­for­ma­tion about the theft should be passed to po­lice con­sta­ble Sean Con­way at Oban po­lice of­fice or by phon­ing 101.

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