Do you recognise this man? He and an accomplice entered Thorney Abbey on June 18. They had a good look around, tried to remove the collection box and also tried to move CCTV cameras so their actions would not be recorded.
By adjusting the camera, one of the men provided a very good close up.
Volunteers on the church cleaning rota spotted the collection box had been disturbed and also that one of the CCTV cameras had been moved. Once the film was checked, it became clear this was an attempted theft.
A member of the PCC told Thorney Post there was only a few pounds in the collection box, but theft from churches was sadly becoming more and more common which is why Thorney has a CCTV system covering the whole of the church. “We don’t look at it unless there has been an incident and in this case it quite clearly showed the would-be thief.”
If anyone recognises the man, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass names on to the PCC.