Man arrested after poppy tin is stolen from butchers
A man has been arrested after a charity collection box containing cash from the sale of remembrance poppies was snatched from a butchers.
The red Royal British Legion donations box was stolen from Bromley Butchers on Common Lane, Wombourne, at 3.55pm last Thursday.
Police released CCTV images showing a man in the Co-op store next door to the butcher’s shop just 15 minutes beforehand, hoping to trace him in relation to the incident.
In the footage a man can be seen trying to lift a similar Poppy Appeal collection box before realising it was secured to the counter.
Just a day after releasing the appeal, Staffordshire Police confirmed it had successfully arrested a 35-year-old man from Stourbridge on suspicion of theft.
A spokesman said: "Regarding our appeal on 13/11/2017 for information on the male who stole the poppy appeal money from Bromley butchers, Common Road, Wombourne. He has been successfully arrested thanks to your shares and comments."