Thieves broke into a Kettering chip shop before stealing a tin of donations for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Now the owner of Simply Fish, in Eskdaill Street, is offering a reward to catch the thieves as well as offering all the profits he makes this Monday, November 18, to the Royal British Legion and Cransley Hospice, who also had a collection tin stolen, as compensation.
Stav Demetrio took over the fish and chip shop about six months ago and says this is the second time a charity box has been stolen.
Mr Demetrio said: “I think it’s disgusting to steal money which people have donated for a charity.
“I worked in Liverpool for a long time and we had thefts there, but even then they wouldn’t take money for charity.”
The break-in happened some time last Sunday night.
Two other nearby shops in Eskdaill Street, including a charity shop, were also targeted.
Mr Demetrio said: “This isn’t a publicity stunt, I just want to try and compensate the Legion for what they have lost.
“I’m giving all the profits I make on Monday to the Poppy Appeal and offering a £100 reward for information which helps catch the thieves.
“The person can also have free fish and chips, once a week, for a whole year.”
Anyone with information about the break-ins on Sunday evening should contact police on 101.
Alternatively, phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.