Smash and grab at The Source
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | May 31., 2018
Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at The Source in Haliburton during the wee hours of Wednesday. Store owner Don van Nood estimates that more than 10,000 in items and cash were stolen.
“It’s disturbing,” said van Nood in an interview.
The suspect, or suspects, smashed the glass of the front door around 3:38 a.m., he said. They stole cell phones, memory cards, the cash register and less than $1,000 in cash. They also took several Rotary car draw tickets and proceeds. van Nood was alerted to the break-in by the alarm company. Soon thereafter, police arrived on scene to gather evidence.
Cameras in the store captured photos. This hasn’t ever happened in the store’s 19-year history, he said. van Nood urged the public to remain vigilant. He would like to see more cameras installed in the village and suggested it could be a project of the municipality and the BIA.
As of Wednesday, he wasn’t sure if insurance would cover the losses. He still had to compile a full list of the stolen items, contact police and the insurance company.
The Highlander contacted OPP Const. Dianna Dauphinee for information, but she was unavailable for comment.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.