POLICE have confirmed three Poppy Appeal tins have been stolen from convenience stores within the area on Remembrance Sunday - one of which is thought to have had around £150 in it.

Two women wearing headscarves went in to the One Stop in North Street, Wilton.

While one of them distracted staff, the second stole the Poppy Appeal tin from the counter. It is not known how much was inside.

As previously reported by The Advertiser a Spar shop in Ludgershall reported on social media of having a Poppy Appeal collection tin stolen.

The Andover Road store has urged the public to share photos of two women who the store had said had stolen a charity pot from its shop at around 1pm on Sunday, which is believed to have contained approximately £150.

And Wiltshire Police have confirmed they believe the two incidents are linked.

A spokesperson said: "Officers are currently carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those responsible and will be liaising with neighbouring forces to determine whether any further offences have taken place and may be linked.

"Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

This also follows another Poppy Appeal tin theft that took place in Andover on the same day, which has been described by police as 'disgraceful' and 'disgusting.'

Hampshire Police said they received a report that a collection box had been stolen from a McColls store on Sunday at 12.45pm.

Two women walked into the Weyhill Road store and stole the charity tin and some baby milk.

Anyone with information on the Andover store theft should call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting 44170440589.