Poppy Appeal charity tin stolen - The Redditch Standard

Poppy Appeal charity tin stolen

Redditch Editorial 4th Nov, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

CHARITY money intended for the Royal British Legion has been stolen days before Remembrance Sunday.

The ‘shocking’ incident happened at Bridge Surgery on Evesham Road yesterday (Monday) between 6pm and 7pm when a Poppy Appeal tin containing around £60 was taken from the reception counter.

Investigating officer Emma Crowther said: “This theft comes days before Remembrance Sunday, and I find it shocking that somebody would stoop so low to steal from such a worthy charity and cause.

“I am appealing to other stores, shops and surgeries to be vigilant and to take extra measures in making sure that money tins and appeal boxes are secured and in sight at all times. I would also like to remind anyone considering to steal money donated to charities to think again.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 0121-S-041014, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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