Poppy Tin Stolen From Poole Co-Op

13 November 2013, 06:39 | Updated: 13 November 2013, 06:41

Police in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a poppy appeal collection tin was stolen from a shop in the Branksome area of the town - with officers releasing CCTV images of two people they wish to speak with.

The incident happened at around 1.15pm on Monday 4 November 2013 at the Co-op on Ashley Road. 

It is believed those responsible purposely knocked the charity tin onto the floor, placed it into a bag and walked out of the store. It is unknown how much money was inside. 


Police Sergeant Simon Perry, of Poole police, said: 

"Following extensive enquiries, I am now able to release two CCTV images of a man and a woman I would like to speak with in relation to this theft. 

"I urge those pictured or anyone who recognises them to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible. 

"Staff at the store have been left shocked by this incident, and we are very keen to find those responsible." 

No arrests have been made. 

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 04:297. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.