Poppy fund box stolen from Stettler Tim Hortons leads to arrest

Poppy fund box stolen from Stettler Tim Hortons leads to arrest

Police examine video footage and identify suspect

Stettler RCMP arrested a man for stealing a poppy fund box from a local Tim Hortons outlet on Remembrance Day.

After examining video surveillance footage from the restaurant, a 27-year-old local man was identified as being responsible. He was later arrested for an unrelated matter, charged with theft under $5,000, and will appear in Stettler provincial court on Dec. 8.

The poppy pins that commemorate war veterans and fallen soldiers on Nov. 11 are sold as a fundraiser for Royal Canadian Legions.