Kensington dairy bar offers $1,000 reward after thief hauls safe away in wagon

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An image posted on the Kensington Police Service Facebook page shows a person hauling a wagon, who is believed to have broken into the Frosty Treat dairy bar early Tuesday. (Kensington Police Service - image credit)
An image posted on the Kensington Police Service Facebook page shows a person hauling a wagon, who is believed to have broken into the Frosty Treat dairy bar early Tuesday. (Kensington Police Service - image credit)

The owners of the Frosty Treat dairy bar in Kensington, P.E.I., are offering a $1,000 reward for information after someone broke in and stole their safe.

The town's police chief, Lewis Sutherland, said in a news release that the break-in happened around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Officers want to speak to anyone who saw unusual activity that morning.

"The suspect exited the restaurant with a safe in a cart that he pulled behind him down the Confederation Trail towards Sunset Drive," the news release said.

Sutherland said the thief covered the safe, which contained "a substantial amount of money," with garbage bags and garbage from the restaurant. At some point in his journey, he also put a bicycle on top of the wagon.

The suspect stayed fully masked while [he] walked down the Old Summerside Road, until he got to the field. — Lewis Sutherland, Kensington police chief

A police tracking dog eventually found the wagon in a field just off Confederation Trail near Thompson's Well Drilling. A vehicle had been parked nearby.

"The suspect stayed fully masked while [he] walked down the Old Summerside Road, until he got to the field," police said.

Despite the pleasant summer weather, he was also wearing a black hoodie, coveralls, a toque, and gloves.

Kensington Police Service
Kensington Police Service

The restaurant's $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest, the police news release said.

Such information can be provided directly to Kensington Police Services at (902) 836-4499, or submitted through P.E.I. Crime Stoppers at www.peicrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).