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Heavy equipment used to gain entry to St. John's liquor store

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a break and enter in St. John’s on Tuesday morning which involved the use of heavy equipment.

At 4:45 a.m. the RNC officers responded to a report of an alarm at the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation on Blackmarsh Road. Officers observed significant damage to the front of the building where entry had been gained. A short time after the response, an abandoned piece of heavy equipment was located nearby on Melville Place.

Police have determined that the heavy equipment was stolen from a nearby business. At 4:34 a.m., the piece of heavy equipment was then used by two suspects to gain entry to the NLC. One suspect entered the store on foot wearing a black toque, grey pullover crewneck sweater, beige pants, a black crossover body bag, and held what looked like a black reusable bag in his hands. The other suspect was wearing a dark coloured jacket, jeans and white high-top sneakers with a black Nike symbol. The suspects took merchandise and fled the area with the machine.

Anyone with information or video footage from the area between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. this morning is asked to contact the RNC or Crime Stoppers.

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