Stolen U-Haul Used In South Windsor Electronic Store Break In
Friday June 17th, 2011
Posted at 3:27pm
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Windsor Police are investigating after a South Windsor electronics store was broken into early this morning and a large quantity of electronics were stolen. At 4:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011, uniformed WPS officers responded to a report of a break and enter at an electronics store located in the 800 block of Division Road. Upon arrival, they were met by the owner of the store who had attended the store after being notified of the break and enter.
Officers arrived at this location to find that a 4′ x 2′ hole had been smashed in the brick wall on the west side of the building. It appeared that the hole in the wall had been smashed with some type of sledge hammer. Officers also observed new electronic equipment strewn about the ground near the damaged wall. Upon entering the building, the owner of the business notified officers that approximately 30 – 35 Flat screen televisions of various makes and models along with several car stereos and other electronic equipment had been stolen from inside the building.
The owner advised officers that based on the amount of items that had been stolen, a cube van or large truck would have been used to transport the stolen items from this location.
A K9 Unit attended the scene but was unable to perform a track of any suspects.
At 5:30 a.m. this morning Windsor Police were notified of a U- Haul truck that was discovered unoccupied but with the engine still running located in the parking lot of a business in the 3300 block of Mannheim Way. The ignition of the truck had been punched out. Further investigation revealed that the U-Haul truck had been stolen from the U-Haul parking lot on Dougall Ave at E.C. Row sometime during the early morning hours of this date.
Windsor Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the stolen electronic equipment and the suspect(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with any information regarding the stolen merchandise or any other information concerning this crime is asked to call Windsor Police Investigations at 519-255-6700 ext 4350 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).