Burglars steal Poppy Appeal cash in Marlborough
By nhavergal | Friday, February 01, 2013, 14:02
Wiltshire Police are appealing for information after Poppy Appeal cash was stolen from a property in Marlborough.
The incident happened at a branch of the British Royal Legion in the High Street, Bedwyn, at around 11:30pm, Thursday, 27, December 2012.
The offenders broke into the branch through a back door searching through cupboards and stealing two one litre bottles of Brandy and Vodka.
A quantity of cash was also taken.
Police have been studying CCTV and doing door to door enquiries regarding the incident.
Detective Constable Nige Bullimore of Melksham CID said: "The Royal British Legion is a charity which provides care and support to serving members of the Armed Forces and veterans and their families."
"These two men broke into the club just after Christmas and fled with the money in the Poppy Appeal collection box as well as bar takings and bottles of spirit."
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious around or in the club late on Thursday, 27, December 2012 or information about the people who carried out the burglary.
DC Bullimore can be contacted via Wiltshire Police on the 101 non emergency number or information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.