The Huntsville OPP is investigating a number of break-and-enters in town. The OPP says over the past two weeks, police have responded to five break-ins at local businesses and a home.
China House Restaurant was broken into sometime between February 20th and the 21st, which was the first in this string of break-ins. The OPP says culprits smashed a window and stole cash from inside the restaurant. The OPP says shortly after, Big Daddy’s Fresh Meats had till money stolen by culprits who got in by pulling open a window.
After that, the OPP says it was called about a theft at a house being built on Fairy Lake on Town Line Road. Suspects got into the house and stole $2,000 worth of power tools.
West Side Fish and Chips was then broken into overnight on February 24th. A window was smashed, and money was stolen from the till and tip jars. The OPP says the suspects also tried to get into the ATM and safe, but weren’t successful. The OPP is now asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who are thought to be involved in the West Side break-in. The two suspects are both men, the first is described as around 5’3″, wearing a grey hoodie, darker pants and black shoes with white soles. The second suspect was wearing a dark hoodie, with a green and grey toque, according to the OPP.
On February 25th, a window was smashed beside the entrance to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on King William. The OPP says the culprits rummaged through cash registers, lockers and an office and stole a donation jar, a safe containing cash, and the Salvation Army cube van. The van was later found on a road north of town, but the OPP says the safe is still missing.
A number of OPP units are investigating the rash of break-ins, including the Huntsville detachment and the Muskoka Crime Unit. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP at 705-789-5551 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.