Lloydminster, Alberta – Police have arrested a male in connection to a poppy donation box left that occurred in the early hours of Nov. 4, 2019.
On Nov. 4, 2019 at approximately 7:39 p.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to a theft complaint at a local business on Emerald Drive in Sherwood Park. Investigation revealed two patrons witnessed a male steal a poppy donation box from the counter and leave.
The two patrons followed the male outside and along with an off duty member the male was contained until police arrived. The male was arrested for theft along with outstanding warrants for previous charges including possession of stolen property, theft under $500 and fail to attend.
Police have determined the same male was responsible for the poppy donation box theft in Lloydminster.
Korey McPhee (34) of Lloydminster has been charged with theft for both offences.
He was remanded into custody and appeared in Sherwood Park Provincial Court today.
Nov. 4, 2019
Lloydminster RCMP investigating theft of poppy box
Lloydminster, Alta – The Lloydminster RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual responsible for a theft of a poppy box. Early this morning, Lloydminster RCMP were dispatched to a business in the 3900 block of 50th avenue. The unidentified individual is seen on camera entering the store, grabbing the poppy donation box, and fleeing while being chased by staffed.
“This is a huge fundraiser for those men and women who put their lives on the line for our safety,” according to Const. Grant Kirzinger of the Lloydminster RCMP Detachment. “It is unbelievable that someone would steal the poppy box.”
The suspect is described as:
• Wearing a black “VANS” hat
• White sunglasses around his neck
• Black and white track style pants
Lloydminster RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Lloydminster RCMP at 780-808-8400 or your local police if you have any information. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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