Officials from the Horncastle branch of the Royal British Legion have slammed thieves who stole two Poppy collection boxes as ‘pathetic.’
The boxes were stolen this week - one from the Lincolnshire Co-op in Horncastle and the other from Wisby’s Butchers in Wragby.
Police have been informed.
Branch chairman Julian Millington said: “It’s sickening that people steal these collection boxes.
“What do I think of them? They are pathetic.”
It’s understood the box was taken from the Co-op on Wednesday night.
The theft comes as the branch gears up for Remembrance Day services and parades.
Mr Millington urged any businesses who have a collection box to make sure it is secure.
He added: “I know some people are desperate but stealing these boxes really is the lowest of the low.”