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Police Looking for Suspect Who Stole a Poppy Donation Box

Wednesday November 9th, 2011, 2:58pm


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Windsor Police have identified a suspect wanted in the theft of a “Poppy Donation Box” from the counter of a west end convenience store, earlier this week.

Police investigators viewed the surveillance video from thee 7-11 store located at 2585 Wyandotte Street West and , their attention was drawn to to a section of the video which depicted a man removing a Poppy Donation Box from the counter of the store.  An examination of the video revealed that the suspect entered the store carrying a back pack at 8:20 am. on Monday, November 7, 2011 and approached the counter.  The suspect purchased a lottery ticket from the clerk.  The video then shows the clerk walk to the other side of the counter.  At this time in the video, the suspect reaches into his back pack and pulls out an empty Poppy Donation Box.  While the clerk’s attention is diverted in another direction, the suspect is seen on video removing the Poppy Donation Box from the counter and replacing it with the one from his back pack.  The suspect then places the box containing an unknown amount of money from the counter into his back pack and then hastily leaves the store.

Through subsequent investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect seen on the video removing the Poppy Donation Box.
Thomas Lee Lesperance age 33 years of No Fixed Address is wanted for the offenses of Theft Not Exceeding $5000 and Possession of Stolen Property Not Exceeding $5000.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Thomas Lesperance is asked to call Windsor Police Investigations at 519-255-6700 ext 4350 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

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