‘Despicable’ thief takes Poppy cash

Poppy tin theft SUS-141222-104153001
Poppy tin theft SUS-141222-104153001

A man who stole from a Poppy Appeal collecting tin at Robertsbridge Station has been branded ‘despicable’ by British Transport Police.

A CCTV image of a man officers want to identify has been released, after a £10 note was taken from the tin in the station’s ticket office, around 11.15am on Tuesday, 4 November.

Detective Sergeant Leigh Marshall said: “A truly despicable crime as the country was remembering its war dead – and money collected to mark the sacrifice of so many was stolen for personal gain. I need to find the person responsible.

“Do you know the man in the CCTV image I have released today? Were you at Robertsbridge exactly a week before the two minute silence? Maybe you saw something?

“If you have any information on this theft, or know the man in the CCTV image, please contact BTP.”

Anyone with information on this incident should contact British Transport Police, on 0800 405040, quoting reference BSUB/B16 of 19 December 2014. You can also text BTP, on 61016. Information can also be passed, anonymously, to Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.