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Friday , 27 May 2022

Bonnyville Legion 183 broken into, contents of safe stolen

Over the weekend the Bonnyville Legion 183 was broken into by thieves and they were able to access the safe.

On March 26, the RCMP received a complaint just after 10:00 a.m. at the Legion.

“The investigation at this point has revealed that suspects broke through a steel door using a pry bar,” Media Relations Officer Cpl. Troy Savinkoff told Lakeland Connect. “Once inside, they made quite a few efforts to access to safe and were able to get away with some amounts of currency.”

At this time, it is unclear how the safe was accessed.

The RCMP is bringing in its forensic identification section and is continuing the investigation into the suspects involved. There was surveillance on site. However, at this time, there’s nothing to view with reference to those cameras.

“At this time, no arrests have been made, and no suspects have been identified in relation to this offense,” Cpl. Savinkoff said.

Lakeland Connect has learned that the currency made off with is about $4500. A huge sum of money for the Legion to lose. We asked Legion President Jamie Beaupre how this would affect Legion operations.

“It won’t, it just bruises our pride, and we’ll have to work a little harder to replace some of the funds we lost,” Beaupre said. “We’re not going to let this get us down or break our spirit, and if anyone has information to let us know, the RCMP, or crime stoppers, they never really stole from us, they stole from the whole community.”

The investigation of the break and enter continues.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.