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Media Releases - February 6, 2018 - Wingham Police Service

Tuesday February 6th, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are investigating a series of recent break and enters in Wingham.

On January 29th, an employee attended the Wingham Library to find that a window had been broken and entry had been gained.  A small amount of loose change was stolen.

On January 31st, a resident reported that the padlock on his shed had been cut and the building entered.  It could not be determined if anything was missing.

On February 3rd, someone entered a compound on Minnie St and a small number of tools were taken.  Two males had been observed in the area prior to police being called.

On February 5th, a business owner noticed that the door to the basement of his Josephine Street business had been forced open and entry was gained.  Nothing was taken and the door sustained minor damages.

Anyone with information regarding any of these events or any other crimes are asked to contact the Wingham Police or Crime Stoppers.

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MEDIA RELEASE

On February 1st. an elderly couple fell victim to a “Grandparent scam” and lost a substantial amount of money to the fraudster.  In this type of incident the fraudster will contact an elderly person posing to be a grandchild who is in trouble and needs money wired to them to cover medical and legal fees.  If you are contacted by anyone, confirm their story with other family members before sending any money and contact police.

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