TORONTO - Toronto police are asking for the public's help after a poppy donation box was stolen from a west-end store.

The box was taken from a counter inside a Pizza Nova shop on The Queensway near Royal York around 11:45 Monday night.

The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown area.

The Royal Canadian Legion runs the poppy campaign each November to raise funds for veterans.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

A security camera image of the suspect in the theft can be viewed on the Toronto police website.