ABBOTSFORD Police investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) who have stolen two Veteran’s poppy donation boxes from two locations: The Sandman Hotel located at 32720 Simon Avenue and Abbotsford Esso at 2335 Clearbrook Road.
On November 7, at 4 p.m., a suspect entered the hotel and stole the poppy donation box from the front service desk area of the hotel. The suspect is described as a white male, 30-35 years old, 5’10″ tall with medium build. He was wearing a tan baggy jacket, dark-coloured jeans and a dark baseball hat.
On November 8, at 8:15 p.m., a suspect entered the Abbotsford Esso located at 2335 Clearbrook Road and stole the poppy donation box from the front cashier counter. The suspect is described as white male, in his 30’s, 5’9″ tall with medium build. He was wearing a black jacket, white hoodie, and a dark baseball hat.
It is not known if this is the same suspect involved in these two separate incidents.
“This behaviour is abhorrent,” said Sgt. Bird. “The money raised from donations provides direct assistance for our Veterans in financial distress, as well as funding for medical equipment, medical research, home services, long term care facilities and many other purposes. These actions this suspect is disgraceful.”
Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or to text at 22973 (abbypd).