Update from OPP – Canada Post office break-in Richards Landing.

Richards Landing Post Office. photo via Google Street view.

(RICHARD’S LANDING, ON)On August 16, 2018, before 4:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thessalon Detachment responded to an alarm at Canada Post office in the Town of Richard’s Landing.

Police arrived a short time later to find a window at the front of building that had been broken in and the frame completely removed. Two coins were stolen and are described as: a pure silver coin branded as Glistening North ($20 value) showing a snowy area with a wolf as the main focus of the coin. The second coin is called Celebration of Spring, Apple Blossoms ($15 value), which contained an image of an apple tree with blossoms with Canada 2018 written on it. Also stolen was a 25 pack of 85 cent stamps ($21.25 value). The stamps have an image of a dog.

A check of the area revealed that approximately four cars had also been entered. Reports also came in of vehicles in Bruce Mines that had been entered, with debit cards and possibly credit cards taken.

These investigations are continuing.

The OPP would also like to remind vehicle owners to lock their unattended vehicles at all times, even in your own driveways. It only takes a few seconds for a theft to occur. The “would-be” thieves are looking for easy items to steal such as: loose change, purses, wallets and electronic devices.

Police recommend some of these crime prevention strategies to reduce the possibility of being victimized:

• Lock your vehicle

• Never leave a running vehicle unattended

• Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle in plain view

• Park your vehicle in a driveway or if you have a garage use it and lock it

• If you have to leave your vehicle on the street, lock it and park it in a well-lit area.

• Completely close all vehicle windows when parked

• Keep your driver’s license and vehicle registration with, in your wallet or purse

• Never leave your vehicle keys in plain view.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for these incidents should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000



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