Quinn Florist is the latest downotwn business to become a victim of break, enter and theft.
The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in at the flower shop, located at Quinn Plaza along QUeen Street in Kincardine at 8:44 a.m. on Aug. 17. Somtime between 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 8:30 a.m. the following day the business was forcibly entered through a roof access.
A quantity of cash, and a black Acer Iconia A500 16gb tablet was taken from the store. The value of the property is estimated to be more than $600.
There have been numerous break and enters this summer in the downtown core, and several other unsuccesful break-in attempts.
Police are also investigating a number of other break-ins locally.
Last Monday, Aug. 12, police received a break-in report from a residence along Sideroad 15 in Brant Twp. Sometime between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. the same day, the home had been forcibly entered through a patio door. A quantity of jewellery, cash and alcohol was stolen. The value of the stolen property is estimated to be worth more than $20,000.
On Aug. 13 at 8:17 p.m., a break-in was reported at the storage units along Ridout Street in Walkerton. Sometime between 10 p.m. Aug. 12 and 8 p.m. on Aug. 13, 2013 padlocks were cut off seven storage units. A list of stolen property was not made available.
At 8:40 p.m. the same night, a theft was reported from a residence along McGivern Street West in Walkerton. Sometime between 10 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 8 p.m. on Aug. 13, a shed on the property was entered and a quantity of tools taken. The stolen property includes wrenches, screw drivers, sockets and is estimated to be more than $200.
The South-Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that could assist police in these investigations call 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org where you could be eligible to get cash reward of up to $2,000.