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Thieves steal Legion poppy money, candy from Mac's convenience stores in Pembroke

By Pembroke Daily Observer

Police have released photos of two suspects.

Police have released photos of two suspects.

The money from two different Legion poppy donation boxes has been stolen from two Mac’s convenience stores in the City of Pembroke.
Police say that on Nov. 11 a male suspect wearing an all-black hat, red shirt, black zippered hoodie and black jacket entered the Mac's Convenience Store in the 300 block of Pembroke Street East in Pembroke and allegedly stole the money from the Royal Canadian Legion poppy donation box and a quantity of candy. A long-haired second male suspect wearing a black hat with a red brim, a light coloured hoodie and black jacket, also allegedly stole a quantity of candy. The thefts took place just before midnight on Nov. 11.
Likewise, the Mac's convenience store on Pembroke Street West in Pembroke also reported the theft of money from a poppy donation box located there. The money was taken sometime on either Nov. 7 or 8. It is unknown if the thefts are related and police are continuing to investigate.
The thefts were reported to the Pembroke detachment of the OPP on Nov. 13.
Police are continuing their investigation and are seeking assistance from the public to identify the suspects in the photos. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Pembroke Detachment of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-732-3332 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).