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OPP Looking For Assistance In Antique Theft Investigation

KAWARTHA LAKES-Peterborough County OPP is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information related to a theft of an antique safe as well as rare valuable coins from a business in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township.

On August 1, 2023, OPP officers received a call from a business owner in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township advising that his business had been broken into sometime through the night and a safe as well as some antique coins had been taken. The safe, an antique Italian-made safe (image attached), Spanish silver coins from the 1700’s, British silver coins from the 1800s, and a silver necklace totalling an approximate value of nearly $10,000 were all taken. Police say damage was done to an entranceway when the suspect(s) forced their way into the business. No one was at the business when this occurred.

Investigators are actively looking for information that may lead to the identification of the suspect(s) involved in this theft. Police urge the public to call in tips on this case, or others, to the Peterborough OPP at 705-742-0401, the non-emergency line (888) 310-1122 or to Crime Stoppers.

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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