Thieves broke into Maglio’s Building Centre in Railtown on Sunday night, accessing the building by an exterior window along Government Road, making this the third break and enter in the Nelson area in the last two weeks.
“It would be premature to sort out exactly who did it, but it doesn’t appear to be random,” Cst. Matt Caldwell told the Star at the scene. “This would be somebody who appears to know something about Maglio’s, the layout, and how things are set up.”
The theft wasn’t discovered until the manager came into work on Monday morning, Caldwell said. It comes on the heels of two similar incidents, one at a residential home in lower Fairview and another at the car wash.
“This is a good opportunity for people to make sure they have good locks and they’re using them. These criminals are mostly creatures of habit, looking for unlocked doors and windows, dark areas where windows or doors are obscured from sight.”
He said “if you hear something go bump in the night” you should contact the police immediately.
“Our response time is one of the best in the province so hopefully we can catch them while they’re in the business or the home and get this activity stopped.”
Caldwell said breaking and entering is a niche crime, and it’s likely the same individuals are behind all three incidents.
He said these incidents are “uncommon” in Nelson and residents shouldn’t be alarmed.