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RCMP seeking public’s help with break-in, theft across river from Van Buren

The West District RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance with an investigation of a break-in and theft, at a home in Saint-Leonard, New Brunswick, the border community located across the St. John River from Van Buren.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on July 23, the RCMP received a call that a break-in had occurred at a residence on Route 144. Police said the incident is believed to have occurred sometime between 9:30 p.m., on July 22, and 6:20 p.m., on July 23.

The homeowners reported that musical instruments were stolen, including a trumpet, a violin and a ukulele. The thieves also made off with a gramophone, a karaoke machine and a video camera, according to a press release the RCMP issued Aug. 1.

The suspects also took a safe that contained a collection of quarters from different years representing different provinces, a collection of RCMP quarters from 1976 and a collection of old Canadian currency bills ($50, $20, $10, $5, $2 and $1).

Anyone who has information about this theft is asked to contact the Saint-Leonard RCMP Detachment at 506-473-3137. Information also may be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477), or via Secure Web Tips at

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