Orangeville Police investigating theft of ATM from local grocery store

December 12, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Police are investigating the theft of an automated teller machine from the Metro grocery store last week.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 5:45 a.m. police received a call regarding a break-in at the Metro store in the Orangeville Mall, located at 150 First Street. Police attended the scene and observed extensive damage to the north side of the store with a window being smashed from the floor to the ceiling. A Bank of Montreal ATM had been removed from within the store. Store video cameras revealed that at 5:13 a.m. a vehicle approached the north side of the building and collided with the glass window adjacent to the location of the ATM. One suspect is seen moving the ATM towards the window and at 5:15 a.m. the vehicle leaves the area. The vehicle is not captured on video, only the headlights.

The suspect is believed to be a male but not confirmed, approximately 5’11” to 6”0” tall, wearing calf-height boots, dark pants (possibly jeans), a waist-length winter jacket with fur trimmed hood pulled up on the suspect’s head concealing the suspect’s face. A second suspect is operating the vehicle but was not captured on video.

At approximately 3:20 p.m. police received a call from a citizen to report that an ATM was found on the north side of Fead Street just west of First Street. Police attended and confirmed that it was the ATM that had been stolen from the Metro store. The cash box in the ATM had been removed.

Help sought to identify theft suspects

OPS are investigating three separate theft incidents over the past few weeks and asking for assistance from the public to help identify suspects caught on security video.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, at about 8:00 p.m., a 77-year-old female was at the Tim Hortons restaurant at 92 First Street and left forgetting to take her purse with her. When she returned to retrieve the purse, it could not be located. Store security video footage showed a male taking the purse from the store with a second male. The first suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’, wearing a black and white winter coat, dark toque or hoodie and dark pants. The second suspect is a white male approximately 6’, wearing a black toque, black hoodie, grey pants and black winter boots. He also appeared to have a tattoo on his right forearm.

On Friday, Nov. 29, at 2:40 p.m. two males attended the LCBO at 40 Broadway. Each male selected two bottles of alcohol and left the store without paying for them. The suspects left the area in a black Nissan Pathfinder that was waiting in the parking lot. One suspect is described as a black male, 5’10’, 20 to 25 years old, short black hair covered with a wrap, short facial hair, wearing a black and beige ski jacket, blue jeans and black running shoes. The second suspect is described as a white male, 6’, 20 to 25 years old, slim build with a moustache, wearing a black parka with a hood, blue jeans and red/black running shoes.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 2:50 p.m. a female attended Zehrs grocery store at 50 Fourth Avenue and was observed depositing several items into a purse. She left the store without paying for the items and was confronted by a store loss prevention officer. The woman fled the area, but her image was captured on store security cameras. The suspect is described as white, with a thin build, approximately 5’5” tall, with blue hair, wearing light blue jeans and a black and grey plaid jacket.

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