Police Searching for Man that was Impersonating Bell Ringer with Stolen Kettle

Early Tuesday afternoon The Salvation Army was notified by Wal-Mart of a man standing at a red kettle outside the store who appeared to be collecting money. The man was approached and asked why he was out ringing bells already.

When confronted, he stopped ringing the bell and left Wal-Mart, taking the stolen red kettle with him and loading it into his vehicle.

Employees were able to get a vehicle description and license plate number. They also took a photo, which identifies the man with the stolen red kettle, which has been forwarded to the police.

The Wal-Mart, located at 10330 W. Silver Spring Dr., is where a red kettle was stolen during a previous Christmas season.

Salvation Army representatives are working with Milwaukee Police.

Please call the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7243 with any information that can assist them with identifying the bell ringing impersonator.

The Salvation Army has a long-standing relationship with Wal-Mart and wishes to thank them for supporting our annual Red Kettle Campaign.

The Salvation Army’s 2016 Red Kettle Campaign will kick off at 7:00 am this Friday, at the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 W. Water St. Community leaders, volunteers and donors are invited to join The Salvation Army as we officially kick off the Red Kettle Campaign by ringing the first bells of Christmas season. 

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