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Jun 22, 2016 5:55 PM

UPDATE: Public outraged after Special Olympics donation jars from a Salem gas station


SALEM — Salem Police are hoping the surveillance images are clear enough that someone may recognize the man accused of stealing two Special Olympics NH donation jars.

Surveillance cameras caught images of the man walking in to the Circle K gas station on North Broadway early Sunday morning. As the clerk had their back turned, the man can be seen grabbing both donation jars before taking off in a car registered to a Concord woman.

Special Olympics NH is mostly volunteer-run and they rely on donations, making this crime upsetting for many to hear about.

”You know, special needs students need all the help they can get and you just don't do that,” said Jane Boynton who works in Salem.

“I think that's kind of cruel and sad that somebody would do that,” said Amelia Johnston of Chester.

Police say it has little to do with how much the man took, and more about who he’s stealing from.

“To have someone go and just take that and only be thinking of themselves and not where that money is going it's disturbing,” said Captain Joel Dolan of the Salem Police Department.

Salem Police say they will work with Concord Police to determine the level of involvement, if any, of the woman who owns the car the suspect was driving.

Anyone with any information about this person should contact Officer Michael Massahos (603) 893-1911.

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