Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Surveillance: Man Stealing Charity Box for Sick Kids

A man was caught on camera stealing a Chai Lifeline charity box from Bagels N Greens in Boro Park filled with hundreds of dollars meant to send children with cancer to summer camp.

There is a chain attached to the Chai Lifeline Giving Box now, a sad reminder of what happened in Borough Park.

Surveillance captured a man in a red hoodie slipping the box under his sweater and then, with hundreds of dollars meant for children with cancer, walking away.

"That hurts already. It's not like he's stealing from my store, he's stealing their bread and butter," said David Baum, the store manager.

"We have a camp for children with cancer and children with other types of illnesses, Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, and these charity boxes allow these kids to go to camp and have a wonderful summer that's medically supervised," said Rabbi Simcha Scholar, of Chai Lifeline.

Police are hoping someone recognizes the man in the distinctive red hoodie with a bald head and sunglasses, so he can be prosecuted.

Either way, the Chai Lifeline Giving Box will stay chained up.

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