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Poppy collection tin stolen from Waitrose in Croydon

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POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they believe could have been involved in the theft of a poppy collection tin from Waitrose supermarket in George Street, Croydon.

The theft took place at around 5.15pm on November 8 from a counter inside the store and the thieves have been branded as "sick" by Wally Filby, the Royal British Legion's Poppy appeal organiser in Croydon.

Detective Constable Grant Cable, from Croydon CID, said: "I am sure that members of the public will be appalled that a Poppy Appeal collection tin has been stolen in this way.

"I would ask the public to take a look at these images and if they recognise who these people are, to contact us or to call Crimestoppers anonymously with any information."

Mr Filby said the theft from Waitrose was the fourth to have taken place across Croydon during this year's appeal.

He said the Royal British Legion had distributed around 500 collection tins this year to outlets in the town.

Mr Filby said: "I can't really use the words in public I would like to use to describe people who steal these collection tins.

"I think it is disgusting to steal from charities and made all the worse when you think of the ex-servicepeople we are raising are raising money for."

Anyone with information on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting the relevant reference number of the images.

Poppy collection tin stolen from Waitrose in Croydon


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