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Charitable donation box stolen from North Rustico Christmas display


NORTH RUSTICO, P.E.I. – Police are investigating after a charitable donation box containing an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen Tuesday afternoon from a property in North Rustico.

Since 2005, the couple has been turning their yard into a Christmas wonderland, attracting hundreds of people this time of year.

A box is available at the location for visitors to leave donations. All money collected goes to the Children's Wish Foundation to help fulfill the wishes of sick children in P.E.I.

The couple reported this is the first time anything of this nature has happened.

The property owners are disappointed someone would take from such a worthy cause and ask the perpetrators at least return the box, as it will be difficult to replace.

The RCMP is asking for tips about anyone “involved in this shocking crime” and is encouraging people with information to contact the RCMP.

To remain anonymous, but still possibly qualify for a cash reward, visit the web site of P.E.I. Crime Stoppers to find out the many ways to leave a tip. That includes by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

More to come.

Since 2005, the couple has been turning their yard into a Christmas wonderland, attracting hundreds of people this time of year.

A box is available at the location for visitors to leave donations. All money collected goes to the Children's Wish Foundation to help fulfill the wishes of sick children in P.E.I.

The couple reported this is the first time anything of this nature has happened.

The property owners are disappointed someone would take from such a worthy cause and ask the perpetrators at least return the box, as it will be difficult to replace.

The RCMP is asking for tips about anyone “involved in this shocking crime” and is encouraging people with information to contact the RCMP.

To remain anonymous, but still possibly qualify for a cash reward, visit the web site of P.E.I. Crime Stoppers to find out the many ways to leave a tip. That includes by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

More to come.

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