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OPP investigating thefts from vehicles in Gravenhurst

Incidents have been occurring during the early morning hours during the past two weeks, say OPP
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Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating multiple reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the town of Gravenhurst that have been occurring during the early morning hours during the past two weeks. The incident locations have been primarily in the core of the town between Muskoka Beach Road, Muskoka Road North, Winewood Avenue, Fraser Street, Louise Street and surrounding areas.

On Aug. 13, 2022 police arrested and charged 32 year-old Randy Shanks of Gravenhurst, Ont. with Theft Under $5,000 CC 334(b) in relation to one such theft from Aug. 2, 2022.

Police are asking that homeowners check their home surveillance cameras for possible evidence of people checking vehicle doors. Even if your vehicle was locked and therefore not entered, it is a valuable piece of information for the police to have and may lead to identifying the person(s) responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122 You may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or you can submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.