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Man arrested after poppy donation box stolen in Scarborough

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a poppy donation box in Scarborough on Monday.

Toronto police said a man entered a business in the area of Birchmount Road and Eglinton Avenue East around 4 p.m.

Authorities said the donation box, which contained a quantity of cash, was stolen when staff members were not looking.

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Police said the suspect was identified and arrested on Monday. Mudathir Salim has been charged with two counts of theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.

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