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Red Deer RCMP look for Poppy Box Thief

RCMP-Crest-insigne1-e1393524295759.jpgShortly after 9 pm on November 10, Red Deer RCMP received a report that a man had stolen a Remembrance Day poppy box from the desk of the Holiday Inn Express, located at 2803 50 Avenue in Red Deer. The poppy box contained an undetermined amount of money; funds raised by local Canadian Legion poppy boxes go to support veterans and their families.

RCMP have been able to access surveillance camera footage and are asking for the public’s assistance to identify this man, who is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Wearing a long dark jacket with fake fur on the hood, a light-coloured hoodie underneath the jacket, jeans, a red cap with a light-coloured logo on it, and running shoes

Anyone with information that may assist the police in identifying the suspect responsible for this theft is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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