Poppy tin stolen

Person of interest sought after theft at Bosley's By PetValu

A person of interest is being sought after a poppy donation tin was taken from Bosley’s By PetValu.

It wasn’t a tin of dog food the man was interested in after all.

It was the Royal Canadian Legion donation tin sitting on the poppy tray on the counter at Bosley’s By PetValu at the Shops at Polson Park Mall.

A man allegedly walked away with the entire tray from the store shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.

“Our owner (Therese) had been helping him and he said he was looking for the biggest bag of dog food for the cheapest price,” said Bosley’s manager Dawn Vipond. “She brought a bag from the shelf, told him the price and he said that was too expensive and was going to look at the canned dog food.”

As the owner returned the bag to the shelf, store video shows the suspect trying to rip the tin from the velcro bottom of the tray. Unable to remove only the tin, the man walked out of the store with the entire tray.

The theft was noticed by Vipond Tuesday morning.

“I’m devastated,” she said when asked her reaction to someone stealing from one of the Legion’s main fundraisers.

“We all know someone who has been to war or did not come back. Both of my grandfathers fought in the Second World War and returned. To steal from veterans is disgusting.”

Vipond was meeting with RCMP investigators to discuss the matter.

Later Monday evening, a tip jar from a downtown Vernon liquor establishment was stolen by a suspect matching the description of the Bosley’s theft.

Anybody with any information on either incident is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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