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Tuesday , 29 September 2020
The front door of Kotowich Chimney and Installations Ltd. was smashed in the early morning hours of Sept. 16. RCMP are still investigating.

Early morning break in at Kotowich Chimney in St. Paul

The owner of Kotowich Chimney and Installations in St. Paul is asking anyone with information about a break-in Wednesday morning to call the RCMP.

According to store owner Marc Kotowich, the break-in happened sometime between the hours of 4:00-7:00am.

“They busted the front door and stole everything,” said Kotowich.

Among the items stolen were approximately 10 chainsaws, weed trimmers, truck keys, and chequebooks. Many of the items are Stihl-branded.

“It’s pretty crappy. We work hard to keep a nice business presence in St. Paul and these people just take what they need from you and carry on,” said Kotowich.

In a Facebook post on his business page, Kotowich appealed to the community for help tracking down the stolen items and catching the perpetrators.

“Everyone has shared the post and some stuff has come back already,” said Kotowich, noting the RCMP are still investigating, but “it’s looking promising.”

Cpl. Stachow with the St. Paul RCMP said they are still in the preliminary stages of their investigation regarding the break in.

Anyone who has information about what happened or has found property should contact the detachment at 780-645-8870.

About Meredith Kerr

Meredith Kerr moved to St. Paul for a career in journalism and morning radio in 2014 expecting to stay for six months to a year. Since then, she has put down roots in the form of a husband, a mortgage, two babies, and a poorly behaved dog. She continues to work as a reporter until such time as she finishes her book and becomes fabulously wealthy from the royalties. Meredith also serves as a member at large on the St. Paul Library Board and volunteers as a Beaver leader for the 1st St. Paul Scout Group.