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Two accused in Tim Hortons poppy box theft identified

Last Updated Nov 11, 2015 at 11:44 am EST

File photo of a Toronto police cruiser. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Toronto police have identified the two people who stole a poppy box from a Bloor West Tim Hortons, and are seeking a warrant for their arrest.

Police say the pair walked into the coffee shop, at 1094 Bloor St. W. near Dufferin Street, around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday.

One of them picked up the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy donation box while the other watched. They both then left.

The suspects are both white, 18-25 years old, with thin builds and brown hair. One suspect was wearing white shoes, blue jeans, a black hoodie with large white lettering, and a brown bucket hat. The second suspect was wearing black shoes, white pants, and a black sweater.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Police said Wednesday that after they released surveillance video, both men were identified. One of the men is believed to be a youth, and his identity cannot be shown. CityNews and 680 NEWS have removed their images and a video showing the men from our websites.

Just the day before, a poppy box was stolen from a Niagara Falls Tim Hortons.

The Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign raises money for those currently serving, veterans, and their families