Man arrested following downtown poppy box thefts
Paul Johnston , cp24.com
Published Friday, November 9, 2012 8:34PM EST
Last Updated Friday, November 9, 2012 11:15PM EST
Toronto police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the thefts of poppy boxes from three downtown Tim Hortons locations since Thursday evening.
Nicholas Moorhouse, of Toronto, was arrested at the YWCA located at 150 Elizabeth St. Friday evening, Toronto police confirmed to CP24.
The arrest follows the thefts of boxes from Tim Hortons locations at 220 Yonge St., 30 Bond St. and 18 King St. E., police say.
Police say Moorhouse faces charges including three counts of theft under $5,000.
Another suspect sought
Police continue to search for a suspect following a separate poppy box theft at another Tim Hortons location further north Friday afternoon.
It happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. at the Tim Hortons located at 1094 Bloor St. W., just east of Dufferin Street.
Police say the suspect approached the counter and grabbed the box before fleeing northbound on Gladstone Avenue.
He is described as white, 25 to 35 years old, five-foot-nine to six feet tall, with a slim build and short, curly brown hair.
He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a hood, black sweater with a light-coloured collared shirt underneath, khaki pants and black shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).