The Rehoboth Beach Police Department is investigating four thefts of donations from All Saints Parish Thrift Shop within a two-week span.
Police do not have an inventory of what was taken; Det. William Sullivan said the items had not been checked in by the thrift shop. The thefts were caught on security cameras showing the rear alley where the donations had been dropped off.
The first incident took place on Dec. 30 at 9:23 a.m. A white man, wearing a red plaid shirt, jeans and a baseball cap removed several metal items. He was driving an older model Ford pickup truck pulling a trailer of wooden pallets.
On Jan. 6, at 2:58 p.m., a black man wearing a dark plaid shirt, jeans and a stocking cape, removed several items from the rear alley. Police say the man was accompanied by a child. He was driving an older model, single cab, red Ford pickup with gray interior.
The next day, Jan. 7, at 11:41 p.m., a white man wearing a headlamp got out of the passenger side of a light-colored pickup truck and took several donated items. Police say the driver appeared to be a white man and did not get out of the truck.
The fourth theft took place at 9:39 p.m. on Jan. 10. A heavyset white woman with short hair, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, removed several items. She was driving a light-colored four-door sedan, possibly an Acura. The woman was in the company of another person, who remained in the vehicle and is unknown to police.
All Saints is asking all potential donors to leave donations only during shop hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Donations should not be left outside during nonbusiness hours.
Anyone with information on these thefts should call Sullivan at the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, 227-2577, or contact Crimestoppers at www.tipsubmit.com.