The weekend was bustling with break and enters over the weekend according to Sarnia Police, but so far they have no leads and are asking the public for assistance.
On Jun. 9, at around 3:20 a.m., Sarnia Police responded to a call to Chester Street to investigate a report of a possible break and enter in progress at a local business. Police spoke to an employee who indicated he saw a gold coloured van inside the compound removing steel. He yelled at the suspects who then promptly left the property. Police said attempts to locate the vehicle were unsuccessful and the investigation is ongoing.
On the morning of Jun. 9, Sarnia Police received a complaint from a mobile "chip truck" owner reporting that the pad locks had been cut to gain access to the business. The truck had been parked in the 1100-block of Confederation when the incident took place.
The culprits cut apparently themselves in the process as blood was found at the scene. Cash was removed from inside the mobile business. The Sarnia Police Forensic Identification Branch attended to process and collect evidence.
That same morning, police attended the 200-block of London Road to take a report of two bikes, together valued at about $1650.00, taken from a garage. Police said it is not known how the thieves entered the garage as there was no apparent damage.
The culprits likely fled heading north onto Durand according to police. The bikes are described as both men’s 60"; one being a Sirrus Sport and the second a Trek 1700. The colours of the bikes were not provided to authorities.
Police went to the 700-block of Campbell later to investigate a report of a break and enter in to a fenced compound. Authorities don't know if anything was taken but said it was obvious several vehicles had been entered. A set of bolt cutters, seized by police, were found lying on the grass near the point of entry and someone cut a hole in the fence.
On Jun. 10, at around 9:45 a.m., police were flagged down by a man in the 800-block of Colborne. A window had been smashed on the business and a rock could be seen lying on the floor inside. Police searched inside but found no one. Police said cash had been removed from a desk and believe this break and enter probably occurred sometime after Jun. 8 at 5 p.m.
Sarnia Police ask that if you have any information on these incidents, please call the authorities at 519-344-8861 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.