Police in CCTV appeal to identify man after charity box stolen from Preston mosque

Police have issued two CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a charity box filled with cash was stolen from a Preston mosque.

By Brian Ellis
Saturday, 12th February 2022, 9:31 am

Officers say the theft happened on New Year's Eve at the Quwwatul Mosque in Deepdale.

A man was captured on camera entering the building in Peel Hall Street at around 11:30am, before leaving two minutes later.

It was subsequently discovered a charity box containing around £200 was missing.

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Two images of the man entering the mosque.

A spokesman for Preston Police said: "We are issuing an appeal to identify this man in connection with a theft.

"The male entered the mosque at 11:30am and left within two minutes, a charity box with approximately £200 inside was stolen.

"Officers would like to speak to this man with regards to the theft.

"If you know who he is, please call 101 quoting -0884 of the 31st December 2021."

The Quwwatul Mosque in Peel Hall Street, Deepdale.