Warrant issued for 2nd suspect in donation theft

Mugshot provided by New Bedford Police Deptartment

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — New Bedford Police issued an arrest warrant Friday for a second suspect wanted in the theft of a donation jar meant for a four-year-old girl battling cancer.

Amelia Early, 24, is wanted on one count of larceny.

Another suspect, 32-year-old Veronica Mello, turned herself in this week and was ordered held without bail.

Police allege the pair stole the donation jar from the counter of Mark’s Beverage on County Street in New Bedford last week, after distracting the owner.  The theft was captured by a surveillance camera.

The owner of the business set up the donation jar to help a customer’s daughter in her fight against cancer.

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