Tracey and Samantha Eaton from Harvey’s: no more charity tins at the till.
Tracey and Samantha Eaton from Harvey’s: no more charity tins at the till.

Harvey's theft hurts charity

Thieves broke into Harvey’s cafe in Lismore on Saturday night and stole the charity tins from next to the till. It is the second time in about four months that the tins have been stolen and owner Tracey Eaton has had enough.

“What makes me sad is that I’m not going to have the tins anymore and I like to be able to help charities,” she said.

The first theft occurred when the shop was open and the thief managed to rip the Westpac Rescue Helicopter tin from its chain and run out of the shop without being seen.

On Saturday night the front door of Harvey’s was smashed causing about $1000 worth of damage and the charity tins for WIRES and the helicopter service were taken. Nothing else in the shop was disturbed.

“They are ripping off charities and it gets me a bit angry,” Tracey said. “I just think other shops need to know.”

Inspector Bill McKenna from Lismore Police said investigations were continuing into the theft at Harvey’s but two men had been arrested and charged for a series of similar offences that occurred on Saturday night.


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