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2 poppy boxes stolen in Barrie on Remembrance Day, police say

11/11/2014 04:40 EST | Updated 01/11/2015 05:59 EST
Barrie police are investigating a pair of poppy box thefts that occurred in the early hours of Remembrance Day.

Police say a poppy box was stolen from a Tim Hortons on Essa Road, as well as from a convenience store on Ardagh Road. Both incidents took place between midnight and 1 a.m.

Two suspects have been identified. Police have released images of those suspects, both of whom are believed to be in their 30s.

Separate theft in Durham

Two days ago, a similar theft occurred in Oshawa.

Durham Regional Police are searching for one male suspect, who they believe may be under 18. They allege he emptied the contents of a poppy donation box at a Subway restaurant on Rossland Road East and left the empty box on the table before leaving.

The suspect is described as a black male, who is between 16 and 20 years of age. He has a medium build and short, black hair. He was wearing a red jacket, black jeans and a white belt.

Police have not released surveillance video images of the suspect because he may be under 18.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact police.

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