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VIDEO: Loader stolen from area business... and then returned damaged

Crime Stoppers and Garden River Anishinabek Police Service hope to identify the suspects involved

The Anishinabek Police Service is hoping to identify suspects after a Cat Loader 992 was stolen from a Garden River First Nation business. The incident took place July 3.

The loader in question was returned damaged to the compound later that same evening.

Full text of a news release issued by Crime Stoppers follows:

Crime Stoppers and the Garden River Anishinabek Police Service are requesting your assistance in identifying suspects involved in an incident of theft.

On Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. suspects entered the Garden River First Nation Aggregate compound located at 216 Noon Day Dr., Garden River First Nation. Once inside the compound, suspects located a Cat Loader 992 and left the compound with the loader. While leaving the compound, suspects had to push a barrier out of the way which caused the bucket to separate from the loader. Suspects left the compound toward Boss Lake.

At some time through the night suspects returned the damaged loader to the compound.

If you can identify the suspects and your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward. Call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477. You can also click the “Submit a Tip” button found on our website or download the P3 app.