Camera captures Oakville thief making off with stolen poppy box from Tim Hortons

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Published November 11, 2020 at 10:07 am

Halton Police say a man waited for the right opportunity to steal a poppy box from an Oakville coffee shop.

The incident occurred on November 9 at approximately 1 p.m. when a man entered the Tim Hortons in the Trafalgar Rd. and Postridge Dr. area.

As the staff was busy serving customers, the thief reached around the counter and stole the Royal Canadian Legion poppy donation box. He quickly left the store but not before a surveillance camera could capture his image.

The culprit is described as male, wearing a red toque, camouflaged pants, a black hoodie with a white symbol on the front and back, and black shoes. He had a black and white handkerchief covering his face and was carrying a black “gym style” bag.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Ron Wright of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2284

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