Money stolen from safe in Carrot River town office

CARROT RIVER — A safe in the Carrot River was broken into and cash was stolen.

The theft occurred between 12:30 am and 8:20 am on April 17.

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The thief broke in through the window in the back, and went through one desk. Items were removed from the desk, and placed on top of it but nothing was stolen.

“Just onto the desk, they were very neat, actually,” said Kevin Trew, Carrot River’s administrator. “There wasn’t any mess at all.”

The town believes they were looking for cash, but didn’t find any.

The thief then broke into the safe, leaving behind tools that the police identified as stolen from another location. Inside the safe were cash and cheques. The cash was stolen but the cheques were left.

A sum of under $5,000 was stolen

“It was thoroughly disappointing that we had a break-in,” Trew said. “Recently we had a lot of bad vandalism and breaking into vehicles, and we also have the community centre, which is a skating rink.”

The administrator added there was another break and enter back in February. He called the crimes “very concerning”.

“At the same time we do put faith in the RCMP and police to catch those who are responsible for this.”

The town is putting additional security measures in place, which include security cameras at the community hall, community centre, fire hall and town office.

“There are a number of businesses on Main Street, and as a whole that do have security cameras. There are even residences that I have been told do have security cameras up.”

Anybody with any information can contact the Carrot River RCMP at 306-768-1200.

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