Surveillance Video Shows Relief Fund Thief

Surveillance video shows a person walking into a Japanese Market in Jacksonville and stealing a jar filled with money to help those in Japan impacted by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

According to store employees it happened early Saturday morning at the Tomodachi Japanese Market. Store employees say the person broke into the store before it was open and stole several items including the relief fund jar filled with $200 dollars in it.

The storeowner’s husband, Kenneth Creamer says, “It's not so bad to steal from us, but when they take the Earthquake Relief Fund they're stealing from the community who gave and the people who gave and the people who have nothing because of the earthquake."

Creamer says they have never had a break-in before in the 11 years they’ve been open, so they didn’t think to bring the jar home with them.

The owner of the store, Kazuko Creamer, says, “If we catch the person, take them to Japan and put in the middle of the tsunami."

The owner has replaced the stolen jar with another, but they say now every night they bring the jar home with them. The store employees have filed a police report.

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