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Stolen poppy collection box in Scarborough


12:20pm 28th November 2011

Scarborough police have released a sequence of images which show a man stealing a poppy collection box on Remembrance Sunday.

The suspect walked into the Travelodge, on Nicholas Street, at 1pm on Sunday 13 November 2011and took a British Legion collection tin from the reception desk.

Officers have been making enquiries to try and locate the offender and are appealing to the public to help them identify him.

Sergeant Kevin Dunn, of Scarborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

“This was a quite despicable offence, which took place on the day when the whole of the nation stood still to remember those who have lost their lives or suffered injuries in various conflicts around the world.

“Someone must know this person. The images show him very clearly and I would sincerely hope that if anyone recognises him they have the decency to come forward and tell the police or Crimestoppers who he is.

“This man needs to be punished for what he has done and I am appealing to the residents of Scarborough to help us bring him to justice.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police, on 0845 60 60 24 7 – select option 2 – and ask for Sgt Kevin Dunn, or Scarborough police.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12110193131.

Images released by North Yorkshire Police.







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