Two people have been arrested in Burnham-On-Sea following the theft of a charity collection box from a High Street shop.

The men visited Specsavers at lunchtime last Monday to book an appointment and walked away minutes later with the charity box.

Police spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Friday (August 25th) that two men – one of whom was in his 20s and another in his 40s – had been arrested in nearby Marine Drive shortly after the incident at around 1.50pm.

“They were arrested on suspicion of theft and the possession of a weapon,” he said.

The store said the collection box had been full of money for the Highbridge-based National Blind Children’s Society.

 
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