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Peterborough: Charity Box Thefts
Cambridgeshire Police have released CCTV images of two people officers want to speak to after eight charity boxes were stolen in Peterborough.
Six Royal British Legion collection tins have been taken from shops, along with an East Anglia Children's Hospice tins and a box for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Police say they are keeping an 'open mind' as to whether the thefts are linked.
Now they have released images [pictured - right & below} of a man and a woman they want to trace in connection with the thefts.
Detective Sergeant Nikki Hall, who is investigating, said: "Stealing charity boxes is a particularly low act.
These are collections that are meant for those in need, not for criminals.
We would like to trace these people on CCTV as we believe they may have important information which could assist our investigation."
The charity boxes have been taken from the following shops:
- Royal British Legion charity box taken from Spires Bros, in Lincoln Road, New England, November 7.
- Royal British Legion tin stolen from Sub Xpress, in Serpentine Green, Hampton, November 5.
- East Anglia's Children's Hospital taken from Van Hage Garden Centre, November 5.
- Royal British Legion collection stolen from East Community Complex, in Padholme Road, October 28.
- Royal British Legion box stolen from Pet's Corner at Van Hage Garden Centre on October 22.
- Royal British Legion collection taken from Co-op in Mayor's Walk, West Town, on October 27.
- Royal British Legion charity tin taken from Tates Spar, in Hampton Court, Westwood, on October 26.
- Macmillan charity box taken from DaVal Computers in Lincoln Road, Walton, October 15.
Anyone with any information is asked to call DS Hall on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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