November 18, 2017
These people have no respect for our history or culture.
A woman wearing a headscarf was caught on video stealing a Poppy Appeal tin on Remembrance Sunday in Wiltshire – before a second tin was stolen by a similarly dressed woman from another shop a few miles away.
Police are investigating the first theft at a newsagent, which has been branded ‘disgusting’ and condemned by the British Legion, but it is not known if the two thefts are linked.
In CCTV video footage obtained by MailOnline of the second theft which occurred in Wiltshire, one woman pounces and takes the Royal British Legion fundraising jar while another woman distracts staff at the Spar store in Ludgershall.
In the first theft that occurred one hour beforehand and only five miles away, at McColls convenience store in Andover, Hampshire, an unidentified thief also in a headscarf calmly waits for her moment and then grabs the charity tin and escapes with it.