The Woodstock Police Force is investigating the most recent tool theft in the region, as thieves hit a Connell Street business overnight between Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17.
Police said a thief or thieves made off with several tools from a construction trailer parked at the Connell Street business.
“These tools are all marked and can be identified by police and the owner,” said the WPF in a release Friday morning. “The Woodstock Police Force is asking for assistance in locating these tools and those responsible for this theft.”
The theft comes on the heels of the theft of tools from E. Cummings Contractors on Main Street overnight between June 8 and 9 and the theft of two ATVs from a trailer parked in the Best Western Woodstock parking lot in the early-morning hours of June 15.
Woodstock Police Force Chief Gary Forward said thieves seem to be targeting these scenarios.
He encourages businesses and other owners of valuable tools and equipment to take whatever extra steps possible to lock up tools and other equipment.
Forward said property owners could advise police about tools and equipment at sites, allowing police to make extra visits to those areas during overnight patrols.
He said area residents and visitors could play a role by informing police of suspicious activity around the town.
“We’re available 24-7,” the chief said.
He said if police are notified, they can check it out.
The Woodstock Police Force asks anyone with information about these thefts or other crimes to contact the Woodstock Police Force at 506-325-4601 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or www.crime.nb
Jim Dumville, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, River Valley Sun