REMEMBRANCE Day collection tins have been stolen from locations in Midlothian andFife.
The first was taken from a Lloyd’s Pharmacy in the Mayfield area of Dalkeith at around 4pm on Wednesday (Nov 2).
The second was stolen from a Torley’s Bar in Lochgelly at around 10am on Friday (Nov 4).
A spokesman for Lothian and Borders police said: “This is a particularly galling theft as the money has been taken from a very worthy cause, with Remembrance Day coming up.
“We are doing all we can to trace the people responsible, and would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area, and have any information regarding this, to contact us on 0131 311 3131.”
In Fife, Local Community Inspector Kenneth Chatham, who is coordinating the enquiry, said: “It appears that some person has sneaked into Torley’s Bar, High Street, Lochgelly, around 10am on Friday (4th November) and stolen a full charity tin from the bar. I am appalled that someone would steal such a charity tin and would appeal to the public for help to bring the perpetrator to justice.
“Anybody with information regarding this disgraceful theft is asked to call Fife Police on 0845 600 5702 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where all calls are treated anonymously.”