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Police have released CCTV of two people they wish to speak to in connection with the theft of a Poppy Day Appeal collection tin in south west London.

Officers are appealing for information after the incident at 10pm on Sunday, October 27 at the Blackhorse Garage, in Sheen Road, Richmond.

A spokesman for the Met said whilst the manager of the garage was distracted the first suspect used scissors to cut the Poppy Appeal Box away from the cash till.

He took the collection tin from on the counter and then went outside to join the second suspect, he added.

Suspect one is described as a black man, aged about 21, wearing a dark-coloured coat and a white jumper with horizontal black stripes.

He had a stud earring in his left ear.

The second suspect is a female, also about 21, approximately 5ft 5ins tall.

She was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, black leggings and white boots/shoes, officers confirmed.

Police have released images from the store’s CCTV, and anyone who knows the suspects or has information which may assist the investigation is asked to call Richmond Police on 020 8247 7117 or 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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