Update: The perpetrator has been arrested by the RCMP and the kettle has been returned. $140 was also recovered.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Salvation Army drive-by kettle was stolen from the Fort St. John Burger King Saturday at approximately 4 a.m.

Despite the kettle being tethered down, the thief was able to steal the entire kettle and made off with the funds that were inside.

According to Burger King owner Trevor Bolin, police were notified as soon as BK staff realized what had occurred.

Bolin describes the suspect as a caucasian male in his mid-twenties, approximately 5 ft 10.

He was driving a white Nissan Frontier with a roof rack, after-market rims, and a spare tire in the box of the truck.

Bolin posted the photo of the suspect and his vehicle on a local Facebook group, which at the time of writing this article has been shared 217 times.

The Salvation Army says that as they switch the kettles each night, they don’t believe much was stolen.

“We were sad to learn that our kettle at Burger King was stolen early this morning,” the charity said on Facebook.

“We are grateful for the ongoing generosity of our community and won’t allow this unfortunate incident to impact how we can all work together to give hope today” they continued.

Anyone with further information regarding this crime can contact Cst. Burton with the FSJ RCMP.

Energeticcity reached out to the RCMP who were not available for immediate comment.