Stolen Backhoe Used In Theft Of Wire

Monday March 9th, 2020

Posted at 3:48pm

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OPP are investigating the theft of a backhoe from a job site in Leamington that was later used in a break-in to a fenced compound in Lakeshore where a large spool of wire was stolen.

Police say that sometime overnight March 7th to March 8th, a 2003 John Deere 310SG backhoe was removed by an unknown suspect(s) from a jobsite on Mersea Road 6.

On March 9th, 2020 at approximately 4:30am, the same backhoe was used in a break-in to a fenced compound on Lakeshore Road 125.

Surveillance video captured an individual using the backhoe to pull a large spool of wire cable through the fence and then remove it from the scene.

The OPP requests that anyone having knowledge of these crimes, contact the Essex County Major Crime Unit at 519-723-2491.

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