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Suspects Sought in Winnipeg Poppy Donation Box Thefts

November 13, 2014 11:06 AM | News

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Winnipeg police have released surveillance video showing two men involved in poppy donation box theft from a CAA Manitoba service centre.

At around 5 p.m. on November 3, two men entered the business in the 2200 block of McPhillips Street and made off with the cash box.

Both suspects are described as aboriginal in appearance, approximately 25-years-old with a medium complexion and no facial hair.

The first suspect is taller with an average build, short dark hair, wearing red runners, dark pants, red T-shirt, dark waist-length jacket with hood, and dark baseball cap.

The second suspect is slightly shorter than the first, with a heavier build, wearing dark footwear, blue jeans, and NYAC dark hoody.

On November 5, an approximately 7:40 p.m., a man made off with a poppy donation box from a grocery store in the 1800 block of Burrows Avenue. Police believe the suspect is the same one described secondly above.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (204) 986-2848 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

— Staff