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Poppy tin thief caught on camera

A man has been filmed stealing a Royal British Legion poppy collection tin from a hardware store in Bristol.

The chairman of the the Royal British Legion's Clifton and Hotwells branch said there had been similar thefts from the post office and florist on the same road within the hour.

Hardware store owner Michael Khan told the BBC's Steve Knibbs, "I made sure everything was chained down for this year... they must have known these boxes would be secured".

  • 11 Nov 2010
  • From the section Bristol