Toronto police revealed this week that a poppy donation box had been stolen from a local grocery store just before Remembrance Day. 

On November 3, 2020, it was reported that a man allegedly entered a store in the Yonge Street and Rowanwood Avenue area, according to a police release. 

It is reported that at around 7:30 a.m. he attempted to steal the donation box.

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A man entered the store and placed the donation box down the front of his pants."

Toronto Police Services

Staff quickly apprehended the man and called the police. All of the money in the box was recovered. 

Thirty-two-year-old Jermaine Vincent Archibald was arrested. 

He is facing charges including theft under $5000 and failure to comply with probation.

Anyone with more information on the case is being asked to call police at 416-808-5300.

Poppy box thefts were a big issue for Canada last year after several were stolen ahead of Remembrance Day.

One thief was caught smashing windows to get their hands on a box. 

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