Smash and Grab Break ins in Fort William Business District

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Redd Boutique on May Street was broken into last night.
Redd Boutique on May Street was broken into by a thief using a rock to smash the window

Redd Boutique on May Street was broken into last night.
Redd Boutique on May Street was broken into last night.

THUNDER BAY – CRIME – There have been a rash of break ins in the downtown Fort William Business District. A few days ago the door was smashed at silhouette Boutique on Victoria Avenue. The thieves made off with a laptop computer.

On Tuesday night, the window on the door to the Guardian Angels Headquarters was smashed by a rock.

Door at the Guardian Angels Headquarters was smashed this week.
Door at the Guardian Angels Headquarters was smashed this week.

Last night, or early this morning, the door at Redd Boutique on May Street was smashed.

NetNewsLedger has been told it is likely that the thieves may have done themselves in. There are cameras at the locations, and in the case of the break-in at Redd, the thieves hide the cash box near the CBC Thunder Bay Studios and are likely on video camera there too.

Almost all businesses in the downtown Fort William Business District have signs posted that no cash is left on the premises at night. Valuables are usually removed.

Business owners are left with the expensive cost of new glass.

If you know the suspect responsible for this crime or have any information on this or any other crime but wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.asp. If your tip leads to an arrest, you are eligible to a cash reward. You will never be asked to identify yourself or testify in court.