Poppy Trays Stolen
Prince George, B.C. – Police are investigating the theft of three poppy trays in Prince George.
RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass says the same person is the suspect in all three thefts and notes the first incident occurred just before 11:30 Monday night at a restaurant on the 1500 block of Highway 97 South.
He says officers arrived to find a broken glass door to the business and a poppy tray stolen.
Douglass says another tray was stolen about a half hour later from a restaurant on Central Street East and notes another tray was stolen from the same location Sunday night at around 8 p.m.
Douglass says the suspect is a First Nations male with a stalky build and was wearing a Chicago Blackhawks Winter Classic hockey jersey with Jonathon Toews number 19 on the back.
Predictably, Legion zone commander for BC/Yukon John Scott was upset when he found out.
“I’m angry about it as any veteran would be. A lot of effort goes into this poppy campaign,” he says. “All the money gathered goes to veterans and their families for things like wheelchairs and canes.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police.