“Grinch” steals Salvation Army bucket from Wallkill ShopRite

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Wallkill police say a heavy set man took off with the Salvation Army bucket and all the money to help families in need this holiday. Wallkill police say a heavy set man took off with the Salvation Army bucket and all the money to help families in need this holiday.
WALLKILL -

Authorities in Orange County are looking for a "grinch" who stole money from some local families in need.

Normally, there's a Salvation Army volunteer at ShopRite on Route 211 in Wallkill. But today that's not the case, possibly because their red collection bucket was stolen on Saturday.
Wallkill police say a heavy set man took off with the Salvation Army bucket and all the money to help families in need this holiday.
Police say the suspect is about 6 feet tall, was wearing a gray hoodie and mask, and took off toward Route 211 East when he snatched the container.

Shoppers say the theft is a shame. "There's no common sense anymore. People don't think about other people. It's like people have no morals anymore and it's just terrible," says Barbra Conklin, of Wallkill

No word on when or if Salvation Army collections will resume at ShopRite.

Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to call them at 845-692-6757. 

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