Safes Targeted in South Side B& E's

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 15:32 PM

Some daring break and enters in the city's south side.

Police report that in two incidents thieves unsuccessfully tried to steal a couple of safes.

In the first case over the weekend at a South Syndicate Ave office,  the safe had simply been moved, but a day later, when police responded to a break in at Victoriaville Mall, a safe was found suspended in a skylight area of the ceiling by metal fencing. 

Police did not say whether the two incidents are related. 

Thunder Bay Police Service - Media Release

December 6, 2017

P17073998 / P17074103

Southcore B&E to Businesses

The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating two reported cases of break and enters to businesses, one in which a suspect or suspects attempted to steal a safe. 

Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to the first reported break and enter (P17073998) at the second floor of an office on South Syndicate Avenue shortly after 8 a.m. on December 3. 

An investigation revealed that a suspect or suspects gained entry through a broken window between noon December 2 and 8 a.m. December 3. A cash tray had been pried open. An investigation also revealed a second nearby business had been entered in a similar fashion. 

Just after 6:30 a.m. on December 4, Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded toa break and enter at the Victoriaville Mall (P17074103). Officers arrived and found a safe suspended in a skylight area of the ceiling by metal fencing. Officers recalled the previous break and enter reports to a nearby business (P17073998) in which a safe appeared to have been moved, but not taken, during a break and enter. 

The investigation into both of these break and enters continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at