Police seek public’s help following break-in at East City business temporarily closed because of fire

Hair salon was robbed sometime during the six days following fire on April 30

A business in East City was temporarily closed following a fire in a second-floor residential unit on April 30, 2019, thieves broke into the business and stole items including cash. The break-in took place sometime between May 1 and 6, 2019. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW.com)
A business in East City was temporarily closed following a fire in a second-floor residential unit on April 30, 2019, thieves broke into the business and stole items including cash. The break-in took place sometime between May 1 and 6, 2019. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW.com)

The Peterborough Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance following a break-in at an East City hair salon that was temporarily closed following a fire last Tuesday (April 30).

Sometime between Wednesday, May 1st and Monday, May 6th, an unknown person or persons broke into the business. Once inside, the thieves stole items including an amount of cash.

The building housing the hair salon was damaged by a fire in a residential unit located on the second floor of the same building. After responding to the fire, emergency services located one person inside the unit, who was subsequently air-lifted to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries.

The building was temporarily closed following the fire for an investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal, during which time the break-in occurred.

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or stopcrimehere.ca.

This story has been updated to remove some incorrect information.

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