Shock over ‘awful’ Walsall school theft prompts this generous response


Kind Walsall councillors are donating cash to a town primary school which lost around £1,500 following a raid.

A thief had broken in and swiped the cash – collected from parents to fund children’s meals – from the canteen at Chuckery Primary School in Lincoln Road.

The incident took place on Wednesday, January 6, at 7.26am, shortly after the first member of staff had arrived. She was in the canteen as the brazen thief took the cash and was unharmed in the incident, although left badly shaken.

West Midlands Police are investigating and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The crime has shocked the community, which has rallied around in support of the school.

Councillors Rose Martin and Waheed Rasab outside Chuckery Primary School

 

Paddock ward councillors Waheed Rasab, Rose Martin and Gurmeet Singh Sohal have pledged to donate £100 and visited the school to offer support.

Councillor Rasab said: “Sadly, an intruder entered Chuckery Primary School and stole around £1,500 from the canteen.

“The school has reported it to the police and I hope those responsible will be brought to justice.

Thief caught on CCTV outside Chuckery Primary School
Thief caught on CCTV outside Chuckery Primary School

 

“Since this happened, the response from the community has been fantastic in offering support and information about the incident.

“This is an awful incident to happen to the school and we are supporting them by donating cash. We would ask anyone else to help this school to do the same.”

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He added they have also written to the council’s education chiefs to see what assistance they can provide to the school.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 452 of 06/02 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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