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Suspect ‘emptied the safe’ during early morning break-in

Door pried open at Woolwich Street business, near Speedvale Avenue West
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A quantity of cash was taken when a thief “emptied the safe” of a business early Friday morning, say police.

Officers were called to Woolwich Street business, near Speedvale Avenue West, at about 3:20 a.m. The owner reported a break-in occurred two hours earlier, notes a Guelph police news release.

Video surveillance reportedly shows a male using a tool to pry open an outside door at about 1:15 a.m. Inside an office, the pried open a second door and removed cash from a safe.

At the time of the break-in, the suspect was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, blue jeans, white and grey shoes, black gloves and a black backpack.

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call Const. Mallory Woeller at 519-824-1212, ext. 7462 or email Details can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at