npiuuwh · 2021-09-20

Alliston LCBO hit Friday, again Sunday

Smash-and-grab thieves hit an Alliston liquor store twice this weekend.

The LCBO in the Alliston Mills plaza on the west side of town was first hit at about 1:45 a.m. Friday, said store spokesperson Chris Layton.

Police arrived at the store to find a front window smashed in by a rock. Two Texas Mickeys, each of which were three litres and worth $110, were stolen.

Witnesses said two males were seen running around the west side of the building. Police patrolled the area but could not find the men. They did however find a grey and blue Coleman jacket, which is believed to belong to one of the suspects.

The store was hit once again Sunday, at about 9:30 p.m. This time a hammer was used to smash the front window. Police canine units and the emergency response team were called in but could not locate any suspects.

Fingerprints were taken from the scene as well as video surveillance footage.

This time two $21 gift boxes were stolen.

Police said the suspects didn’t actually enter the store in either incident. The cost to repair the damage is estimated at about $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.