South Simcoe Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in connection with a break-in at a Stroud convenience store.

Police were called to the store, which is located on Yonge St., about 12:30 a.m. on May 12 by a passerby who saw the front door of the store had been smashed. When officers arrived, they found items behind the front counter had been rifled through and it appeared a safe was missing.

The store owner was called to the scene and confirmed the safe was gone. Officers viewed surveillance camera footage that showed two men smashing the front door and entering the shop about 11 p.m. on May 11. The men grabbed several items and left but returned to steal the safe. Police are awaiting copies of the video.

Both suspects are male, white, approximately 16-20 years old, medium to slim build and approximately 5’10” to 6′ tall.

The first suspect is slim and was wearing a grey hoodie, black pants, blue shoes and had a black backpack. He appeared to be wearing a surgical-style mask over his nose/mouth. The second suspect has a slightly heavier build and was wearing a navy blue hoodie, skinny maroon pants, black sneakers and had a navy-blue backpack. His hoodie was pulled up, but he was not wearing a mask.

The suspects escaped with cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes. Anyone who can help identify the pair is asked to call 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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