A charity said it is appalled after thieves stole its collection tins from north-east shops.
The tins were stolen from shops on Broad Street and Queen Street in Peterhead yesterday and police are appealing for help to catch those responsible.
Each year, Poppy Scotland distributes dozens of tins across the region allowing it to support those who serve in the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
A Poppy Scotland spokesman said: “We are appalled to hear collecting tins have been stolen.
“Members of the Armed Forces community depend on Poppy Scotland’s vital and life-changing support, but we can only continue to provide this as a result of generous donations from the public.
“Thankfully, this is an extremely rare occurrence and we would urge anyone with information to contact police immediately.” Police said it is not clear exactly how much money was in the tins, but it could be more than £100.
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PC Ross Dewar, said: “Any theft is inexcusable but to steal money from charity is particularly heartless. Inquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible.
“We would particularly like to trace a man and woman who were seen in the Broad Street area of Peterhead at about 1.40pm.
“The man is described as being around 5ft 2in, of a medium build and was wearing dark clothing.
“The woman is described as being around the same height, of a medium build with dark brown shoulder length hair and spoke with a local accent.
“I would urge anyone with any information about this pair, or if you witnessed these incidents, to contact police quoting reference CF0282191118.”