Police are trying to locate a man that ran off with a charity bucket from outside of a Hudson Valley grocery store. 

On Saturday, December 2, the Town of Wallkill police officers responded to a "larceny" call at ShopRite.

Upon arrival, officers were met by a witness, a volunteer for the Salvation Army.

According to the witness, he observed a man remove a red colored Salvation Army charity bucket, locate4d in front of ShopRite.

Officials from ShopRite tell Hudson Valley Post about $500 was stolen.

"We were very disappointed to hear about the theft of the Salvation Army donation kettle in Wallkill over the weekend, Shoprite Supermarkets said in a statement emailed to Hudson Valley Post. "As such, ShopRite Supermarkets will make a donation to cover the lost $500 as well as an additional $100 to put towards this tremendous community partner."

After removing the bucket, the suspect fled toward State Route 211 East.

The suspect is described as: a male white, approximately 6’ tall, heavy set, wearing a gray hood and mask.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Town of Wallkill Police Department at 845-692-6757.

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