Pair pilfers poppy donation box in View Royal

Older couple walked in around 1 a.m. on Nov. 3 and stole poppy donations say West Shore RCMP

  • Nov. 6, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Watch your charity boxes, RCMP say after a pair swiped a poppy donation box in View Royal on Sunday.

The manager of the Mac’s convenience store on Admirals Road said a man and woman swiped the box around 1 a.m. on Nov. 3.

The woman is described as Caucasian with light brown or red hair, 60 to 70 years old, wearing a red jacket. The man, also white,  is in a similar age range, wearing a black jacket.

“Criminals thrive on opportunity, so take the necessary steps to make it harder for them to prey on the public, local businesses and even charities,” said Const. Sarah Beckett of West Shore RCMP.

Make staff aware of where charity boxes are sitting and try to keep them close to where staff members are nearby at all times.

 

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