Poppy campaign donation box stolen from M.L. 7-11 store

By meadowlakeNOW Staff
November 11, 2017 - 4:44pm

When collecting proceeds from the local poppy campaign this year, members of the Meadow Lake Legion will be one box short after a theft occurred at 7-11 last weekend.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Nov. 4, a male wearing a white winter coat, dark hat emblazoned with white initials 'TS', and sunglasses entered the convenience store and stole the poppy donation box.

Chris Brownrigg, a member of the local legion, said it was incredibly sad to hear the news, as donations go to support local veterans and like-minded organizations.

“Of course it’s disappointing that it occurred,” he said. “Fortunately for the perpetrator, he lives in a country where he’s considered innocent until proven guilty, and that’s one of the [many] freedoms our veterans fought and died for, and I hope he appreciates that. He didn’t steal the Poppies, because they’re free, he stole donations that were intended for veterans and their families.” 

RCMP members were able to obtain video footage of the incident, as well as video stills depicting the suspect. 

Sgt. Ryan How of the Meadow Lake RCMP encouraged anyone with information on this crime to get in touch with the local detachment or Saskatchewan Crimestoppers.

 

 

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