Two separate incidents in which thieves stole money donated to this year’s Royal British Legion poppy appeal are being investigated by police in Wealden.
The first occurred at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall in Pevensey Bay between Friday, November 6 and Sunday, November 8, where a collection box and contents were stolen.
The second occurred at St Luke’s Church parish centre in Stone Cross when the thief forced the top from a collection box to remove money placed inside.
In both instances, it is not known exactly how much was stolen nor is it clear if the incidents were linked.
Police Community Support Officer Wendy Wyatt said: “These were both despicable crimes, depriving a worthy cause of much-needed funds.”
Anyone who saw anything suspicious at either location, or who may have other information about the thefts, is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101.
Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Please quote serial 1223 of 16/11 for the Pevensey Bay theft and serial 1107 of 16/11 for the Stone Cross incident.
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