Over $100,000 in meat was stolen
OPP are investigating two separate weekend thefts of packaged meat which occurred in the new year.
The meat theft spree began Jan. 12 when police were called to investigate a break in at a butcher shop south of Fowler’s Corners. In that one police say thieves made off with an estimated $25,000 in product after forcing open a loading dock door overnight.
Police aren’t saying the two incidents are connected, but sometime overnight on Jan. 19 an unknown number of suspects entered a butcher shop on the Drummond Line and stole meat products that police say are valued at about $80,000. Other equipment including four large butcher knives was also grabbed.
Police says these thieves appear to have entered through the butcher shop’s front door sometime between midnight and 2 a.m.
And OPP spokesman said in both cases the stolen meat consisted of packaged meat including beef and chicken.
“Investigators are actively looking for information that may lead to suspects in these cases. Anyone with tips on these cases can contact Peterborough OPP at 705-742-0401, the non-emergency line 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477),” said the release.