Remembrance collection tin stolen in Wymondham

The theft happened in the week leading up to remembrance events in Wymondham. Here, crowds gather fo

The theft happened in the week leading up to remembrance events in Wymondham. Here, crowds gather for the service at the Wymondham War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday. Picture: GARRETH WRIGHT - Credit: Archant

A callous thief swiped a Royal British Legion collection tin from a Wymondham shop in the run up to this month's remembrance events.

The tin went missing from the One Stop store in Market Street sometime in the evening of Wednesday, November 9.

Ann Rogerson, who is secretary of the Legion's Wymondham branch, said she was devastated to hear about the theft.

Mrs Rogerson said: 'I was very angry, upset and annoyed that somebody could actually do that.

'It's very sad that somebody feels they are in that position that they needed to take the money.'

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Mrs Rogerson said it was not clear how much cash had been collected in the tin.

She said: 'Fortunately I had actually changed that tin on the previous Saturday, so there was only three or four days worth in there, but it could have been considerably more.'

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Mrs Rogerson said the duty manager reported the crime to the police.

She said it was not the first time a collection tin had been stolen.

Mrs Rogerson said: 'Hopefully, there will be some useful images on CCTV.

'It's the first time we've had one stolen for several years now, although about seven years ago, we lost three in one year.'

On a positive note, Mrs Rogerson said this year's appeal had been a successful one, with £16,000 raised in Wymondham and surrounding villages.

Anyone who knows anything about the theft should contact the police on 101.

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