Outrage as cruel thieves steal poppy collection boxes

Sussex Police

HEARTLESS thieves have been blasted by a furious former Bognor councillor after two poppy appeal collection boxes were stolen.

Graham Jones took to Facebook to reveal the shocking theft just days after Armistice Sunday.

The Poppy Appeal raises money for ex-servicemen and their families and is very well supported by the generous general public annually.

But that didn’t stop a light-fingered “toe-rag” from pinching the money, says Mr Jones.

He raged:

“Picking up the Poppy Collection Boxes from Felpham. It appears that the two chip shops in Felpham were robbed of the boxes. Of course my reaction to this sad news was unprintable but can I please appeal for any information as to who this toe rag is.”

“I am sure you will share my revulsion that someone could stoop so low as to steal charity money, particularly money destined to help our veteran community who have served this country.”

Sara Lee reacted with anger when she said:

“Absolutely disgusting! But why were the boxes not secured? I’ve worked in shops and pubs where they were on a chain to stop theft. It’s a sad fact that charity boxes have to be secured but it’s clearly essential.”

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