CCTV appeal after theft of three charity boxes Date published: 17th November 2017 3.29pm

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the theft of three charity boxes in Neston.

The first incident happened at Sainsbury’s in Neston on November 6 at 5.35pm when a man was seen on CCTV taking a British Legion charity box, putting it in his jacket and leaving the store.

The second happened at the Royal British Legion, on Chester Road, Neston, on November 12 between 3pm and 4pm.  The thief stole a Royal British Legion charity box and replaced it with the one previously stolen from Sainsbury’s during a service of Remembrance. 

The third was at Sainsbury’s in Neston on November 13 at 3.57pm where the offender put a Royal British Legion charity box in his jacket and left the store.

PC Rob Callan said: “These are a despicable series of crimes, not just against the Royal British Legion, but against all those who support the charity. To steal a charity box during a service of Remembrance shows a calculated callousness and a total lack of respect for society.

“We want this person caught and are asking for the help of the community. If you have any information please call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 0717366855 of 12/11/17. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”