The Elkhorn grocery store was broken into over the weekend in what appears to be a string of thefts in western Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan.
Thieves smashed in the front door of the Twin Valley Co-op grocery store. Corporal Aaron Bailey with Virden RCMP said the crime occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning. He did not reveal what was stolen, or put a dollar figure on the damage.
Jyl Oliver, the Elkhorn store manager said the food store is open for business. A local businessman came to the rescue.
“Mike Kyle (Extreme Glass) skirted in a new, temporary door on Saturday morning.”
In the ongoing investigation, an RCMP forensic team from Brandon responded to this case. Police are still actively investigating.
White Ford F-550
In another file, Const. Blakely reported a white Ford F-550 truck with an orange motorcycle in the back was stolen from the outskirts of Virden.
All in the same area - the outskirts of Virden near the airport - two break-ins occurred Sunday night into early Monday morning.
In one case, a truck and trailer building was broken into. A vehicle license plate and some keys were all that was reported missing.
In Elkhorn there was a break-in at the maintenance yard. Nothing seemed to be missing.
In Moosomin and Rocanville break-ins were also reported.
“We think they could be connected, we’re still investigating. They seem to be a pattern, similar thefts.
Currently, we are getting tips from people and hope to solve this as quick as we can,” said Blakely.