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Jewelry Thieves Use Vehicle as ‘Battering Ram’ in Canada

The suspects stole ‘a substantial amount of jewelry’ before fleeing the scene.




Police in Windsor, ON, are looking for two suspects after a vehicle was used in a jewelry store break-and-enter.

Officers responded to a security alarm at  a shopping mall shortly before 4 a.m. Jan. 23. When officers arrived, they discovered “significant damage to the front of the building,” according to a press release.

Officers learned that the suspects used a vehicle as a “battering ram” to enter the mall and then access a jewelry store. The suspects stole “a substantial amount of jewelry” before fleeing the scene. No injuries were reported.

More from the release:

Shortly thereafter, just past 4 a.m., police received a call for a vehicle fire in the 2600 block of Lauzon Rd. Upon further investigation, officers learned that this was the vehicle used in the break and enter. It had substantial damage and heavy fire damage.

The first suspect is described as a male wearing dark clothing.

The second suspect is described as a male wearing dark clothing with an orange and yellow traffic vest.

Investigators ask everyone who lives in the area to check their dash-cam or surveillance footage for evidence related to this case. Anyone with information should call the Target Base Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4350. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at




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