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Man steals cash intended for slain Virginia trooper’s family

Virginia State Police Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, shown right, has died after a shooting at a Richmond bus station on March 31, 2016. Virginia state police say Trooper Dermyer, 37, a Jackson, Mich. native, graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy November 2014. Prior to joining the state police, Trooper Dermyer served with the City of Newport News Police Department and the Jackson, Mich., Police Department. Trooper Dermyer also served with the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. He is survived by his wife and two young children. (Virginia State Police Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, shown right, has died after a shooting at a Richmond bus station on March 31, 2016. Virginia state police say Trooper Dermyer, 37, a Jackson, Mich. native, graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy November 2014. Prior to joining the state police, Trooper Dermyer served with the City of Newport News Police Department and the Jackson, Mich., Police Department. Trooper Dermyer also served with the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. He is survived by his wife and two young children. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)

YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities in York County are looking for a man who stole a donation jar that was intended for the family of a slain Virginia State Police trooper.

York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office
York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance photos of the man who authorities say stole the jar from a 7-Eleven convenience store near Yorktown early Tuesday.

Store owner Margaret Drivas tells WSLS-TV (http://bit.ly/1U7cNhk) she had put out the jar after watching the funeral procession for State Trooper Chad Dermyer pass by the store earlier this month.

Authorities say Dermyer was killed March 31 by a gunman at a Richmond Greyhound bus station while police were holding a counterterrorism training exercise. He is survived by his wife and two children.

It is unclear how much money was inside the stolen donation jar.

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