On November 25th, 2020, two males attempted to gain entry into a car wash coin machine on London Road in Sarnia. They tried to cut open the coin box by using a portable oxy acetylene cutting torch but were unsuccessful.
One suspect wore beige overalls with a black sweater or coat underneath. He had a grey hood and he held up a large blue blanket to give cover to the 2nd suspect who did the cutting with the torch. This 2nd suspect was dressed in all black clothing including a hooded coat.
Later the same night, suspects used a cutting torch to attempt to break into an ATM machine at a banking vestibule on Confederation St. They were unsuccessful in this attempt as well.
These attempted thefts are believed to involve a black Chevrolet pickup truck that was stolen a couple of nights earlier.
Check out the video surveillance footage at https://youtu.be/pWXari-GKnc
If you have any information that may assist the police in these investigations, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)
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The Sarnia Police Service and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a series of house fires over a two night period earlier this week.
Early Monday morning (November 2nd) firefighters responded to a townhouse on fire in the 400 block of Kathleen Ave at about 2:30 AM. Shortly after that, at about 4:30 AM another home was reported on fire in the 600 block of Rayburne Ave – less than 2km north of the first fire.
The Rayburne Ave fire completely destroyed the home and caused significant damage to adjacent properties. Nobody was injured in either incident.
The very next night – in the early morning hours of November 3rd, firefighters responded to active structure fires in the townhouses on Lanark Cres in Sarnia. Two units suffered extensive damage and adjacent units were also damaged by the fire. No one was injured in either of these fires.
House fires always have the potential to endanger the lives of the occupants, their neighbours and of course the fire fighters involved in responding to and suppressing the fire.
The origin of these fires is under investigation and multiple agencies are involved in the investigation.
If you have any information that may assist the investigation, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip online at www.p3tips.com