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Kingston Police requesting assistance to identify poppy donation box thief

Female suspect in a downtown Tim Hortons. Image provided by Kingston Police.

A poppy donation box was stolen from a downtown Tim Horton’s, and Kingston Police are asking for public assistance to identify the suspect.

At approximately 10:55 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 the female suspect entered a downtown Tim Horton’s and proceeded to wait in line to be served, according to a report from Kingston Police, dated Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. When the opportunity arose, the female suspect proceeded to steal a box sitting at the cash area containing monetary donations in support of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign. These donation boxes, set up yearly in stores across Canada, help to support veterans and their families.

Kingston Police say the female suspect was Caucasian, with a slim to medium build and was wearing a dark coloured hoodie or hooded jacket and a mask. She was wearing distinctive white footwear with either dark coloured laces or a dark coloured upper portion of the shoe.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this suspect, is asked to please contact Constable Geikie at 613-549-4660 ext. 6307 or via email at [email protected].

Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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