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Man charged after poppy donation box theft in Oshawa

Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm EST

People place poppies over lettering in the National War Memorial during the National Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa on Nov.11, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

A 53-year-old man is facing charges after a poppy donation box was stolen on Remembrance Day.

Durham regional police say the box was taken on Saturday evening from the front counter of an Oshawa YMCA.

They say officers spotted a man matching the description of the suspect on Monday and made the arrest.

A 53-year-old Oshawa man is charged with theft under $5,000, breach of probation and possession of marijuana and cocaine.


Police searching for alleged poppy box thief

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Guy can afford pot and coke yet steals a poppy donation box? This dude is a lowlife and deserves to have his wings clipped. Dont care about the dope, but thieving a poppy box, it don’t get much lower than that. I would expect that from a kid not a grown man. Pathetic .

November 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm