POLICE are seeking information in relation to the theft of two donation tins from a local Service Station.
Police report the tins were stolen from the front counter of a Bulahdelah Service Station on Wednesday 13 July between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm.
The theft was noticed when members of the volunteer organisations went to collect the tins and noticed they were missing.
CCTV footage is being examined to identify the offender.
The donation tins are used to raise vital funds for the Bulahdelah Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) and Rural Fire Service (RFS).
VRA Commander Peter Mostyn said it is very disappointing that the much-needed funds were stolen.
“Both the VRA and RFS are struggling for funds and it is unfortunate that some feel the need to steal donations given by the community,” Mr Mostyn said.
“It is more than just the issue of the money being stolen, it is about funds that we cannot use to assist people who need our help.”
Mr Mostyn said the theft was “a huge blow to the service” as donations are used to replace equipment.
Members of the public with information relating to the incident are urged to contact police.
Police advise any information given will be treated in the upmost confidence.