It’s one thing to steal a poppy donation box, but quite another to steal one on Remembrance Day.
Abbotsford Police Constable Paul Walker in Abbotsford described a theft which he says is beyond words.
“Just as our Remembrance Day ceremonies are getting underway with our Veterans down here behind City Hall, we have an individual proceed into a local gas station, he observes the clerk turn his back for a moment, and this individual grabs a poppy donation box right from the counter and departs the area on a bicycle.”
It happened at the Husky on Sumas Way around 10am.
The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his 20s, wearing a red and white jacket and black toque.
A number of donation box thefts this month have already occurred in Coquitlam, Vernon, and Nanaimo.