The Wilton Police Department is asking for help from the public in identifying a suspect in the theft of a donation box from Our Lady of Fatima Church.
On March 9, Wilton Police received a larceny complaint from OLF Church, stating that a donation box was taken from the church sometime between Friday, March 6 and Sunday, March 8. Surveillance video was reviewed and showed a possible suspect in the area of the missing donation box on March 6. According to police, the suspect is described as acting “suspiciously.”
Wilton’s Capt. John Lynch said that the donation box was located in an area of the church where parishioners light candles and leave a donation. There were two boxes in the area, and they were last seen at 10:30 a.m. on March 6.
“By Sunday at 3:30 p.m. one was gone. There was about $100 estimated that was taken,” Lynch said. He clarified that the entire box which contained the money was taken.
The police have released two photos of the suspect to media for distribution to the public. The suspect is described as a white male, 40-50 years of age, 5 ft. 8 in. tall, medium build, with olive skin and grey (salt and pepper) hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing a green jacket and blue sweatpants with a stripe down the side.
Wilton Police are asking anyone who may have information in regards to this incident to contact the Police Department at 203.834.6260.