The Annapolis Royal Police Department is investigating two incidents of Mischief and two Break and Enters that occurred during the early morning hours of June 9, 2010, in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Culprit(s) broke into a Sheriff’s van parked at the Court House and damaged the interior camera system. As well, a pair of bolt cutters were stolen. Also reported damaged was a French heritage public sign at Fort Anne National Historic Site which is next door to the Court House. The same evening, a local garage was broken into, as was as a local antiques store where the bolt cutters believed stolen from the Sheriff’s van were used and recovered. One of the items stolen was an antique, sterling silver “rape whistle” in the form of a crucifix measuring approximately 3” x 3”.
During subsequent canvassing in the area by police, several local business owners and residents commented about a male “drifter” seen in the downtown area the previous day. He was observed at both the garage and the antiques store. He was overheard referring to himself as someone from “English Quebec” (heavy emphasis) who had hiked across Canada seven times.
This individual is described as a white male, 50–60 years of age, approximately 6’0” tall with small upper teeth. He was wearing a ball cap with a large green maple leaf and a large lion belt buckle. He was walking with two wooden walking sticks and was carrying two backpacks.
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