'Heartless' thieves take Poppy Appeal boxes

Police have slammed 'heartless' thieves who stole Poppy Appeal collection boxes on the week the nation remembered its war dead.Officers are appealing for information after three charity boxes were taken in separate incidents across Norfolk.

Police have slammed “heartless” thieves who stole Poppy Appeal collection boxes on the week the nation remembered its war dead.

Officers are appealing for information after three charity boxes were taken in separate incidents across Norfolk.

The first took place sometime between 10am and 5pm on Monday at Keystone Innovation Centre, in Croxton Road, Thetford. A Poppy Appeal box containing an unknown sum of money was taken from the front reception desk.

The following day, another collection box was stolen at the McColls newsagents in Queens Square, Attleborough, between 10.45am and 11.15am.


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The third incident happened sometime between 7.30am and midday yesterday (Thursday) at All Saints Church in Main Road, Narborough, near King's Lynn, when thieves forced open the lock on a charity box.

Police are not linking the crimes.

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Sgt Ed Brown of Thetford Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “To steal from a charity is a heartless act and we would appeal for anyone with any information about any of the incidents to contact us immediately.”

“People have donated to such charities in the belief the money will be put to good use and such crimes are totally unacceptable.”

Contact Thetford SNT on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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