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Salvation Army kettle stolen from Little Rock Walmart

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Salvation Army says a kettle that collected donations was stolen from in front of a Little Rock store and a man hired to ring a bell at the kettle is the suspect.
The pot was taken between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Wal-Mart on south Shackleford Road.
Salvation Army director of development William Tollett says it isn't clear how much money was in the kettle, but said it could be up to $500. He said anyone who put a check in that kettle should stop payment on it.
Tollett says the paid bell-ringer was called and answered the phone before hanging up, and continued efforts to telephone him were unsuccessful.

"Any assistance the community can provide us with this matter is very helpful," Major Roger Glick, Area Commander said. "Our red kettle campaign helps sustain our programs year round. Any loss affects what we can provide to help others."
The charity hires some employees to ring bells when it doesn't have enough volunteers for all locations.

If you have any information, please call The Salvation Army at (501) 374-9296 or the Little Rock Police Department at (501) 371-4829.

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