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Thieves target locked food trucks in late-night 'smash-and-grabs'

Extra investigative OPP units have been deployed 'to investigate this series of overnight crimes preying on the business community'
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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MIDLAND - OPP Officers are currently investigating two more similar smash-and-grab type thefts from Midland fast food trucks.

On Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 during the dark hours persons unknown forcibly entered a locked fast food truck parked at a Highway 93 Midland retail outlet.

A second locked food truck was entered while parked at a Vinden Street, Midland business property where it operates from on Sept. 2, 2019 also during the dark hours.

Anyone who may have information about these break and entries is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, opp.southern.georgian.bay@opp.ca or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com.

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. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka www.crimestopperssdm.com on Twitter or Facebook.

Original release:

MIDLAND - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay detachment are currently investigating a rash of break and enters that occurred overnight within the town of Midland.

Officers began their investigation at 12:56 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019 after being dispatched to an alarm call at a Midland Avenue business.

Two more alarm call dispatches were to businesses on Balm Beach Road East and Simcoe County Road 93 with officers on patrol along with business owners discovering six more break and entries to businesses on King Street, Pillsbury Drive and William Street with the last report being received at 8:16 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019.

Person(s) unknown targeted cash boxes and cash registers and caused considerable property damage to the affected businesses while breaking into them.

"I am well aware of these unlawful acts and have made available extra investigative OPP units to assist the frontline officers to successfully investigate this series of overnight crimes preying on the business community. I would ask that anyone with surveillance video or who noticed suspicious persons, vehicles or activity during this time to please make contact with OPP investigators," says Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment commander Andrew Ferguson.

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