A man in St. John's has been arrested and charged with stealing poppy donation cans.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said they were alerted at 11:30 a.m. on Friday that a man had stolen a poppy can from a coffee shop on Kenmount Road.

Police charged a man, 39, with seven counts of theft, each of a similar nature at the Kenmount Road business. 

He was released and will appear in provincial court in St. John's at a later date.

The RNC said the investigation continues.