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Appeal following theft of poppy collection box in Bromley

News   •   Nov 05, 2016 06:00 GMT

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Officers in Bromley borough have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a poppy charity collection box.

On Sunday, 1 November police were called at 08:30hrs to McDonalds, Market Square, Bromley following a report that a poppy collection box had been stolen.

CCTV from within the restaurant caught the moment the suspect untied the chain of the collection box, put it under his coat and then left the restaurant.

The suspect [image ref 228890] is described as a medium build white man in his early 40s wearing a brown cap, beige coat, black trousers and black shoes.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Police Constable Vlad Balog, investigating officer from Bromley borough said:

"At a time when we wear a poppy and think of those who gave their lives for us and our country, it is appalling to see such a selfish act.

We are keen to identify the man in the CCTV footage so that we can speak to him about the incident. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us."

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or to remain anonymous to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.