Sports Physio UK had around £120 taken from their asset for another local area defibrillator in Oldham

A merciful firm has been left gobsmacked after a relentless cheat took a cause box fund-raising for another local area defibrillator.

Scott Woodhead, overseer of Sports Physio UK situated in Oldham, was putting in new blinds in the higher up of the shop last week, when he requested that his colleague give him a hand.

As the pair worked higher up, a man and a lady strolled past, with CCTV film showing the pair looking into the window, prior to strolling into the store.

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In only 40 seconds, the man can be seen gazing exactly at one of the surveillance cameras as he pulls a device from his pack, slicing the chain joined to the foundation box on the counter and slipping it into his pocket.

Another camera point shows the lady with him looking up the steps, leaving the store when the crate is tucked away.

Boss Scott made it down the stairs on schedule to see the man attempting to get out of the shop after his accessory, and was in a flash dubious because of the short measure of time they'd spent in the premises.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News he said: "I was in on my three day weekend putting new blinds up and I requested one from my administrator staff to give me a hand - it's a two man job.

Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs

"She, on my guidance, just pulled the way to, on the off chance that anybody came in we could just descend, and I was watching out for the cameras so I saw them come in.

"As I went down they were coming out, something didn't feel right so I asked the thing they were pursuing and he said 'gracious it's my Mrs who needed you, each opportunity she comes in there will never be anybody in' which is an odd comment when I'm remained there so I proceeded to pop my head out.

"She continued to say 'it doesn't make any difference you're rarely here' so I let him go and went to see inside."

Even subsequent to talking with the pair, Scott couldn't shake the inclination that something was off-base, and returned higher up to actually take a look at the CCTV, where he watched the man squeeze around £120 raised for another local area defibrillator.

The firm had as of late put £96 into the tin, raised from giving free post-race back rubs to contenders at the Rochdale Half Marathon.

Members of staff surrender their extra energy to go to races across the district, offering their administrations for nothing to bring issues to light of the requirement for defibrillators, with pots to gather donations.

Each defibrillator costs over £1,000 to buy, which means the firm was over 10% of the way towards their target.

Scott added: "It's a cycle of a kick in the teeth, we went out searching for himself and somebody saw him getting on a cable car towards Rochdale however we couldn't discover him.

Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs

"It's only terrible, there's presumably about £120 which to certain individuals is a ton, to others it's not much, but rather it's around 10% nearer to us having the option to finance another defibrillator.

"If we were to go out and say 'this has happened can all of you if it's not too much trouble, put a bit of money in to help us out' then individuals would yet we shouldn't have to.

"It'll take us an additional a half year of our chance to raise that again, which is then an additional a half year before we can put another life saving piece of gear on the streets.

"It's baffling, irritating, and I'm irate too."

So far, the firm has subsidized two defibrillators, one external the shop and one more outside a close by gym.

Scott has acknowledged he will not have the option to recover the cash lost, yet trusts that future raising money occasions will be similarly as fruitful to carry the group nearer to their goal.

A representative for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called around 3.15pm on Friday 15 October to a report that a man and a lady had taken a foundation box from a business premises on Market Street, Shaw.

"The two are then accepted to have loaded up a cable car towards Rochdale.

"No captures have been made."

Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs

Any data can be passed to police by reaching 101 and citing occurrence 1942 of October 15, or by calling the autonomous cause Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs
Brazen thief steals charity box from shop counter as owner works upstairs