Thieves make off with safe from Marché Guy Patry
At 7:00 am on Monday morning, the Sureté du Quebec was called to Ayer’s Cliff where the Marché Guy Patry had been broken into, just hours before. “They stole cigarettes and broke into my office and stole the safe,” commented Mr. Patry with a little anger in his voice. The thief or thieves, it is not yet sure how many people were involved, cut electrical wires to the alarms and the lighting, including the outdoor lighting in the parking lot, and broke the surveillance cameras in the store.
Because of the police investigation, the grocery store had to remain closed from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday. Two special investigators from Montreal were called in and searched the store for fingerprints while local officers looked for other clues.
Last year, burglars tried to rob this store but were unsuccessful. “We have a very secure store but, next time, we’ll be better armed. The police did a good job in their investigation and they will find their man,” said Mr. Patry. A videocamera on a neighbouring property captured the images of the culprits.
“We’d like to apologize to our clients that the store was closed on Monday until 2:00 pm. We’re now ready to welcome our clients and we’ll continue to give the best service despite these things that have happened,” concluded Mr. Patry.
Marché Guy Patry, in Ayer’s Cliff, was the target of a professional robbery very early Monday morning.