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Rehoboth Man Charged with Theft of Donation Box

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Craig Beckett, 50, Rehoboth Craig Beckett, 50, Rehoboth

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Police arrested a Rehoboth man after a donation box was stolen off from a convenience store counter.

Craig E. Beckett, 50, of Rehoboth, Del. was charged with misdemeanor theft after an investigation revealed that he stole the West Rehoboth Children and Youth donation box off the counter of the 7-Eleven located in the 500 block of Rehoboth Avenue. 

Just before 11 a .m. Wednesday, a 7-Eleven employee reported the West Rehoboth Children and Youth donation box had been stolen off the store counter.  The responding officer reviewed surveillance video, which showed a black man wearing a Green Bay Packers jacket approach the counter. Police say when the clerk was not looking, the man placed the donation box under his jacket and left. Police say the man was identified as 50-year-old Craig Beckett.

Rehoboth Beach Police Officers were able to locate Beckett at his job in Lewes on Thursday morning. Beckett was taken into custody without incident.  

When taken into custody,  Beckett asked the officers if he could have his jacket which a co-worker handed to him.  Police say the jacket was a Green Bay Packers jacket.  

After his arrest, police say Beckett consented to an interview and confessed to taking the donation box. 

Beckett was arrested and charged with 1 count of theft under $1500. Beckett was arraigned via videophone out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2, issued a $500 unsecured bail and released.  A no contact order was issued between Beckett and the 7-Eleven.

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