String Of Break-Ins Being Investigated In Wingham

A string of recent break-ins in Wingham is being investigated by police.

On January 29, an employee at the Wingham Library noticed a window had been broken, and a small amount of loose change was taken. On January 31, a resident reported that the padlock on his shed had been cut, and the shed was entered. It is unknown if anything was taken. On February 3, a compound on Minnie St. was entered, and a small amount of tools were stolen. Two males had been seen near the area before police were contacted. On February 5, a business owner reported the basement door on his Josephine St. business was forced open and entry was gained. Nothing was taken and the door sustained minor damage.

Police are also investigating a scam in which an elderly couple were scammed out of a substantial amount of money on February 1. Police are warning about fraudsters calling and impersonating a sick grand child who needs money to cover medical fees. Police are advising that if you receive such a call, to confirm the story with other family members before ever sending money.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is encouraged to contact the Wingham Police Service or Crime Stoppers.