But this time the thief entered the shop with wire clippers and, on the CCTV footage, appears to cut through the chain before hiding the boxes under his coat and leaving.
The incident happened at 1.40pm, but it was not until the following day that Mr Melia realised the boxes had gone and examined the CCTV footage.
He said: “For someone to take from charity is low and you would hope no one would do that. Working people give their spare change to this box and they expect it to go somewhere, but then some scumbag thinks it is theirs to take.”
In the footage, the thief enters the barber shop and sits down near the collection boxes.
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