HEARTLESS thieves have stolen a Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal tin from St Michael and All Angels Church in Stoke Prior.
The raiders struck between Monday and yesterday and took the tin which was on a table by the door.
Police said there was no sign of force entry so it is believed to have been taken during church opening hours.
Patrick Smith, the chairman of the Bromsgrove Royal British Legion, slammed the thieves and said: “I’m just speechless at how someone could do this.
“It makes me feel physically sick that it someone could stoop so low.
“The Poppy Appeal tins remain unhindered every year and most of them are full when we collected.
“This has undone all the good work we have achieved throughout this year’s appeal and I hope the police catch them so they can face justice for what they have done.”
Witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.