Suspect in poppy donation box theft arrested

THE suspect in three Burnaby poppy donation box thefts from last November has been arrested and will face charges in court.

Last November, just days before Remembrance Day, three poppy donation boxes were stolen in North Burnaby. Burnaby RCMP released video and photos of the suspect.

Police identified a suspect quite quickly and a warrant was issued for a 57-year-old man with no known fixed address.

On Friday, February 25, the suspect was arrested for an unrelated theft by Port Moody Police. He was subsequently arrested for three separate Burnaby warrants. Along with this theft, there were two other outstanding Burnaby theft warrants dating back to May and July of 2021.

The suspect now faces multiple charges of theft in several Lower Mainland jurisdictions.