TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto police have arrested a 33-year-old man after Royal Canadian Legion poppy donation boxes were stolen from the counters of three downtown Tim Hortons shops Friday.

Police told CityNews that boxes were stolen from three downtown Tim Hortons near Yonge and Dundas streets, King and Victoria streets and at St. Michael’s Hospital.

The arresting officers were Afghanistan war veterans.

Suspect sought in separate theft


Just days before Remembrance Day, in a separate poppy box theft Friday, a box was taken from the counter of a Tim Hortons at Gladstone Avenue and Bloor Street West.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 25-35, 5’9 to 6′, with a slim build and light brown, curly hair. He is clean shaven.

He was wearing a hooded black jacket, black sweater with a light-coloured collared shirt underneath, beige pants and black shoes.

Police have released surveillance images of the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400.

On Thursday, a 31-year-old Toronto man was charged in connection with three poppy box thefts.