A retired police officer is due to appear in court charged with stealing £113,000 which had been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Paul Andrew Greaves, 54, from Carlton, Nottingham, is alleged to have taken the money from Warwickshire's former police headquarters at Leek Wootton, near Kenilworth. Leamington Spa Magistrates' Court.
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A large tent has been put up around the area while investigations continue.
The kind gesture touched the hearts of many who shared and retweeted words of support for the officer on Twitter.
Two workers were forced into a back office as the robbers tried to force their way into a safe, police say.