Donation jar for disabled woman stolen from Sicily's Pizza

Donation jar for disabled woman stolen from Sicily's Pizza

ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) - A Jackson County couple is hoping you can help identify a woman who was caught on camera stealing a donation jar at a St. Martin restaurant.

Doug and Dinah Heller are trying to raise $8,000 so the couple can purchase a wheelchair-bicycle designed for a disabled person to use. Doug said Sicily's Pizza allowed him to put a donation jar on the front counter. But that jar disappeared just days before Thanksgiving.

"In the video you can see a woman came in for an application then she walked back out," said Doug. "Then she came back in and she put her shirt over the donation jug and walked out with it."

Doug said it's hard for him to believe that anybody could do something like this.

"That's what bothers me the most. Is that these people donated to this cause and somebody else stole. They didn't just steal from me or from Dinah. They stole from many, many, many people that had donated and that's a shame."

Dinah suffered a stroke in 1984. She has limited speech and only has function in her left arm.

Doug said he's filed a report with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. We've contacted the department to get a copy of the report. If you have any information that could help deputies identify the woman in the video, call the sheriff's department at (228) 769-3063.

To make a donation toward Dinah's bike, click here.


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