Arrest Made After Theft Of Poppy Donation Boxes In Burlington

Crime 100By Staff

November 19th, 2019



The Halton Regional Police Service has made an arrest after three Royal Canadian Legion Poppy donation boxes were stolen from various locations in the City of Burlington.

poppy boxThe first incident occurred on Monday, November 11, 2019. The female accused attended a grocery store on New Street. During the moment of silence for Remembrance Day, the accused took a Royal Canadian Legion Poppy donation box and concealed it on her person. The accused then stood for the remainder of the moment of silence before leaving the store.

The second incident occurred on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at a coffee shop on Brant Street in Burlington. While the accused was in the store she took another two Royal Canadian Legion Poppy donation boxes and concealed them on her person before leaving the store.

The accused was quickly identified by Halton Regional Police Service officers and was arrested on November 15, 2019.

Accused: is a 32 year old female who lives in Milton.
Charges: 3 counts of Theft Under $5000

The Gazette normally publishes the names of those accused Рwe have not done so in this  case.

The accused was later released from custody on a promise to appear.

That the police were able to identify the suspect so quickly suggests she was previously known to the police.

Burlington either has a small petty thief who exploits every opportunity to steal or we have a person who needs help. If it is the latter one would hope that the Legion might choose to be part of providing that help.

No one was born to be a thief.

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