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Police advise Pictou businesses to take precautions after break-ins

PICTOU – The Pictou District RCMP are advising business owners to use a little extra precaution after recent break and enters at Pictou businesses.

An RCMP vehicle.

This week the RCMP released a statement about a third business in recent weeks that had been broken into.

Tuesday evening, the RCMP responded to the latest business break-in, which they believe occurred during the overnight hours between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. Police arrived on scene and found that someone had broken into the business and stole a quantity of cash.   

The RCMP is continuing its investigation and is asking anyone who has information or may have witnessed this incident to call at 902 893 6820 or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should callers wish to remain anonymous, they can also call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to CRIMES (274637) or by secure online tips at  

RCMP Const. Paul Vanderlaan said they are investigating whether the break-ins might be connected.

He advises businesses to make sure their locks and alarm systems are in good working order and that if they have security cameras that they know how to access the footage  to give to police.

“If you have money from your business during the day, don’t leave it behind unlocked,” he said.

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