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Police investigating two ATM thefts in Orillia area (3 photos)

Thieves attached a strap to the ATM and pulled it out of a business - twice!
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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SEVERN - The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating two separate occurrences of break and enter in Severn Township, in which thieves stole the ATM from the same Highway 11 business.

On Nov. 30, 2018 at approximately 1:55 a.m., a male suspect gained entry to the business by breaking the front door while a second person stood by in a nearby vehicle. A strap was secured around the ATM and the vehicle was utilized to pull it from the business. 

The suspect is described as approximately 6' tall with a thin build, wearing a light coloured jacket with a fur lined hood, dark pants and wearing gloves.

On Dec. 5, 2018 at approximately 2:50 a.m., a male suspect gained entry to the same business by removing the glass from the front door while a second person stood by in a nearby vehicle. Again, a strap was secured around the ATM and the vehicle was utilized to pull it from where it was secured.

The suspect in this case is described as approximately 6' tall with a thin build, wearing a light coloured Adidas hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a light coloured toque underneath the hood.

It is believed that a pickup truck was used in both incidents to remove and transport the ATMs.

Orillia OPP members, with the assistance of Scenes of Crime officers (SOCO) and the Orillia Crime Unit, continue to investigate these incidents.

The Orillia OPP are asking that if anyone locates an ATM or if anyone witnessed this incident, or has information that could be useful, to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122. 

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at the website or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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