Police requesting assistance to identify second poppy box thief

A poppy donation box has been stolen from a restaurant near the intersection of Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard and Princess Street in Kingston. This is the second report of such a theft in the past week. On Monday, Kingston Police released images of a woman who took a poppy donation box from a downtown Tim Hortons.

According to Kingston Police, at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, a customer entered the restaurant and waited until no one was at the counter, then walked over and stole a poppy box near the cashier 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 living in the community. This individual had been captured on security video exiting a car in the parking lot of the restaurant.

Police would like to speak to the individual in the photographs above. That individual or anyone who knows their identity is asked to contact S/Sgt Dempster at 613-549-4660 ext 6209 or via email at [email protected].

You can also provide tips anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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