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MVI stickers stolen in Truro break-in

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TRURO, N.S. - Truro police are seeking information on a break and enter at a local car dealership.

On their Facebook page, Truro Police Services said one or more suspects broke into the offices of Blaikies Dodge Chrysler on Waddell Street sometime between 3:30 p.m. and midnight, Sunday, Sept. 17.

There was no description of the suspects, and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

“This media release to Facebook was essentially an effort to stir up discussion in the community in hopes that perhaps someone might know something,” said detective Const. Dan Taylor of Truro Police Service.

Only minor damage was done during the B&E, and an undisclosed amount of cash and a book of MVI stickers were stolen.

“There are two purposes I could imagine,” said Taylor on why someone would steal MVI stickers.

“They may use the stickers themselves on their own cars, or they may sell them to make money through a type of black-trade type of scenario. If someone has an old beater they can’t get safetied, they may be inclined to track down a sticker for $20 or whatever it might cost.”

People should be wary of someone offering to sell them an MVI sticker, he said, as MVI stickers are regulated and only supplied through certified mechanics and garages.

“If a person comes across someone trying to sell them a sticker, that situation should immediately be suspect to most informed people,” said Taylor.

“You can only get stickers through a mechanic so no one should be selling them. If someone is trying to sell you a sticker, it is suspect and it is the type of thing we are looking for.”

Truro Police are asking anyone with info, or anyone who comes across MVI stickers for sale illegitimately to contact them or Crimestoppers.

 

cody.mceachern@trurodaily.com

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