Poppy Theft

Poppy Funds Stolen From Pembroke Convenience Stores

Police seek assistance from public to identify suspects

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating money was stolen from poppy sales boxes at two Mac’s Convenience stores in the City of Pembroke.

On November 13, 2017, it was reported that a male suspect wearing an all-black hat, red shirt, black zippered hoodie and black jacket entered the Mac’s Convenience Store in the 300 block of Pembroke Street East in the City of Pembroke and stole the funds from the poppy sales box and a quantity of candy. A long-haired second male suspect wearing a black hat with a red brim, a light colored hoodie, and black jacket stole a quantity of candy.  The thefts took place just before midnight on November 11, 2017. Photos of both suspects are attached.

Also on November 13, 2017, the Mac’s Convenience store on Pembroke Street West in the City of Pembroke reported the theft of money from the poppy sales box sometime on or about November 7 and 8, 2017. It is unknown if the thefts are related and police are continuing to investigate.

Police are seeking assistance from the public to identify the suspects in the photos.

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving this crime. If you have information on any criminal offense that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000.00. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at +1 (613) 735-8477  or you can reach us at 1-800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day. Or please submit a tip online at … www.valleytips.ca/submit-a-tip.