News

Vets' poppy fund collection boxes stolen

Six poppy fund boxes were stolen from businesses along Vedder Road. The annual poppy fund raises money for vets in need and their families. - JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE
Six poppy fund boxes were stolen from businesses along Vedder Road. The annual poppy fund raises money for vets in need and their families.
— image credit: JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE

CHILLIWACK - Six poppy fund collection boxes for Remembrance Day donations were stolen over the past five days from several Chilliwack businesses along Vedder Road.

"The motivation behind crimes like this is just pure greed," RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said.

"Our veterans have played such an integral role for Canadians, and it's really upsetting to have to report on a crime like this," she said.

The annual 11-day poppy fund drive in Chilliwack raises about $20,000 to help local veterans.

Police said it's difficult to tell when the thefts occurred. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion realized that the boxes were missing when they came to collect the donations made for poppies.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-702-5571 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Chilliwack and beyond challenged to share their next meal
 
Funding for middle school playgrounds confusing
 
Meet the two fresh faces on Chilliwack council
Seniors flu clinics may be reinstated
 
Ridge economic development manager now on Abby council
 
BC Ferries to cut routes and senior discount, test slot machines between Island-Lower Mainland
Ernie Daykin’s day done as Maple Ridge mayor
 
New councillor excited to represent Agassiz
 
Agassiz fire fighters get extra helping hands

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.