CHEO donation box stolen from west end store
The manager of an independent grocer speaks to CTV after a donation box in support of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario was stolen from the store.
Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:32PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:06PM EST
Ottawa police are searching for a man caught on video stealing a CHEO donation box from a west end grocery store.
The theft happened Nov. 27 at McDaniel’s Independent Grocer near Merivale Road and Meadowlands Drive.
Store surveillance cameras show a man grabbing the donation box from a courtesy desk counter minutes before closing time.
“It's bad enough you're stealing from a store, let alone stealing from children,” store manager Jeff Thompson said. “You know this is a CHEO box, it's supposed to be for the kids, specifically.”
Last November, another CHEO donation box was stolen from the same grocery store.
The thief in that case was also caught on surveillance video. He was caught and charged.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ottawa police.
With files from CTV’s Claudia Cautillo