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Man arrested after poppy tin is stolen from butchers

By Marion Brennan | South Staffordshire | News | Published:

A man has been arrested after a charity collection box containing cash from the sale of remembrance poppies was snatched from a butchers.

A man has been arrested after a poppy tin was stolen

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."

Marion Brennan

By Marion Brennan
@Marion_EStar

News and features reporter, specialising in human interest and local history stories.

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