At about 7.45pm on Thursday 18 February, a man entered Sainsbury's on Falsgrave Road, and cut a rope tying a charity box to the customer service desk near the exit of the store. He then placed the box in a black rucksack and left the store.
The man is described as white and around 60 years old. At the time of the theft, he was wearing a black flat cap, black jacket, blue jeans and brown shoes.
The man pictured on CCTV may have important information that could assist this investigation. Officers are urging anyone who recognises him to contact the police.
Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room, or email [email protected]
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12160033588 when passing on information.