Police believe a thief has crept into a Kirklees church three times ... escaping with cash from a collection box and a religious chalice.

Now officers have released this CCTV footage of a man they need to speak to in connection with the thefts at the Community of the Resurrection on Stocks Bank Road in Mirfield.

Pcso Ben Hopson from Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “The suspect returns numerous times to steal from the charity/collection box situated inside the main church and also a silver chalice has been stolen.”

The most recent theft was on Tuesday, October 28, just before noon when the silver chalice was stolen.

Chalice stolen from the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield
Chalice stolen from the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield
 

The previous one was at 1.50pm on Wednesday, October 15, when the church collection box was taken along with cash that was in it.

The thief first struck last Christmas when again the charity box and its contents was targeted.

The man in the CCTV image is white, aged between 30-50 years, bald and of a large build. He wore glasses, a flat cap, grey overcoat, dark trousers and blue trainers.

Anyone with information should contact Pcso Ben Hopson of Dewsbury and Mirfield NPT on 101 or email bh15@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk quoting crime number 13140407518.

In unrelated investigations, police would like to speak to the people pictured in the image gallery below. The people pictured in the images may be witnesses as well as suspects. If you recognise anyone, contact police on 101 quoting the reference number on the image caption.