Thieves make off with safe from Marché Guy Pa­try

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vioc­to­ria Vanier Ayer's Cliff

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.

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