Man steals donation jar meant for 10-year-old cancer patient

November 2, 2012 (CROWN POINT, Ind.)

Police in Crown Point have released a surveillance picture of the suspect.

The jar was taken from The Smoke Shop, 1115 North Main Street, on Monday night.

According to police, the suspect distracted the clerk, giving him the opportunity to pick up the donation container for Austin Wielgos. The boy is fighting Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Crown Point police.

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