Two Men Sought After Poppy Appeal Collection Tin Stolen Days Before Armistice Day

Police described the theft as a "despicable act".

Two men are being sought by police investigating the “despicable” theft of a Poppy Appeal collection tin – just two days before Armistice Day.

CCTV shows one suspect asking a hotel receptionist for a sheet of paper and another taking the money while staff are distracted.

The theft took place at the Renaissance Hotel on Nettleton Road near Heathrow Airport at around 11.30pm on November 9.

Detective Constable Kris Latham, from Aviation Police, said: “Stealing a Poppy Appeal charity tin, or indeed any charity donation, is a despicable act and we are determined to bring those responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.


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