London duo wanted over Poppy Appeal tin thefts

14:41 21 November 2012

A CCTV image of a woman, believed to be Lulia Ghitoi, taking a poppy collection tin in Cost Cutter in Hockley, Essex

A CCTV image of a woman, believed to be Lulia Ghitoi, taking a poppy collection tin in Cost Cutter in Hockley, Essex

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Names and photographs of two people believed to have stolen Poppy Appeal collection tins on Remembrance Day have been released.

Lulia GhitoiLulia Ghitoi

Lulia, 31 and Liviu Ghitoi, 22, thought to be from Barking, are suspected of taking the Royal British Legion tins from three food stores in Hockley and Rochford, in Essex, on November 11.

The tins contained around £200 to £250 in total.

Peter Woods, owner of Costcutter, Hockley, one of the shops targeted, said he was “sickened” by the thefts.

He added: “We have since had an anonymous person give us a donation of £50 towards what was stolen and I have donated a further £100 myself to cover the amount we believe was stolen from our box.”

Liviu GhitoiLiviu Ghitoi

The pair are also wanted in connection with a mobile phone theft from a shop in Witham in September.

Essex Police are urging anyone with information about their whereabouts to get in touch.

Investigating officer Det Sgt Rob Kirby said: “This appeal would include friends and family of the suspects themselves.

“[We would like them] to search their conscience and help us bring to justice the people responsible for this despicable offence where money donated to help war heroes was stolen on the very day dedicated to respecting their memory.”

Information to the Rayleigh investigation team on 101.

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