Police want to speak to this man
PUBLISHED: 10:53 06 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:59 06 December 2012
‘Upsetting’ incident in convenience store leads to force-wide appeal.
Police have launched a force-wide appeal to identify a man they suspect could be responsible for the theft of a Poppy Appeal collection box.
A CCTV image of the suspect has been released in the hope that someone in Devon or Cornwall can put a name to the face.
Officers investigating the theft, which occurred at a convenience store in Totnes, say the cashier was distracted while the charity box was taken.
PC Douglas McCance said: “Any theft is distressing, but theft from charities only adds to this and can be very emotive.
“The Poppy Appeal is a well-known and well-supported charity and this incident has been upsetting for those involved.
“We are very keen to identify the male captured on the CCTV and we would welcome any information that will help our enquiries.”
The suspect is described as around 5ft 10ins tall, with dark hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit with three black stripes on the sleeves.
Anyone with any information about the theft is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference JS/12/1204.
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