A man surrendered to police exactly one week after a poppy donation box was stolen from a pizza shop in Etobicoke.

The 26-year-old man, accompanied by his mother, turned himself in to officers at 22 Division just before 4 a.m. Monday.

Police released a security image of a man picking up a Royal Canadian Legion poppy box at a Pizza Nova at 731 The Queensway, near Royal York, just before he allegedly took off with it on Oct. 31.

The same man is allegedly responsible for two other poppy box thefts, including one at a Coffee Time on Lake Shore Boulevard West, near Second Street, on Nov. 3. The other one was taken from a Pizza Pizza on Lake Shore, near Third Street, police said.

Tomas Hvozdar is facing three counts of theft under $5,000 and one count of failing to comply with recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.

“This crime shocked not only the residents here but residents all over the Golden Horseshoe and GTA,” Det. Steve Woodhouse said.

“[Media coverage] probably had some doing in this gentleman coming forward to face the music.”

Investigators continue to search for another man after similar incidents in Hamilton last week.

A suspect in that case was also caught on a security camera.