Appeal after three poppy appeal boxes are stolen in Killamarsh

Posted on 13th November 2013

Police are appealing for information about the theft of three poppy appeal boxes from three different shops in Killamarsh.

The charity collection boxes were stolen from a convenience store Delves Road on Monday, November 4 and a newsagent on Sheffield Road and the Post Office on Bridge Street Tuesday, November 5.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who has any information about the thefts.

They are particularly keen to speak to a man who was seen in the area at the time of the thefts who is described as white, in his 50s, around 6ft tall and dishevelled looking.

The boxes contained donations for the Kiveton Park Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Officer in the case PC Mick Maughan said: “This is a despicable crime and caused a lot of distress to the legion members.

“I would urge anyone with information to contact police so we can bring the person or people who did this to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Maughan on the non-emergency number 101.

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