Two collector coins and a pack of 25 stamps were stolen last week from a Canada Post office in Richards Landing, Ont., which is located on the north coast of St. Joseph Island.
On Aug. 16, before 4:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thessalon Detachment responded to an alarm at the post office on 1208 Richards St. Police arrived a short time later to find a window at the front of building was broken and the frame completely removed.
The stolen coins include a $20 pure silver piece, “Glistening North: Arctic Wolf,” which depicts a wolf within a snowy landscape. The second coin, “Celebration of Spring: Apple Blossoms,” has a denomination of $15 and depicts an apple tree with blossoms.
Also stolen was a 25-stamp pack of 85-cent stamps (totalling $21.25). The stamps depict a dog.
A check of the area revealed about four cars were also entered, and reports came in of vehicles in nearby Bruce Mines—just across St. Joseph Channel—that were entered with debit cards and possibly credit cards stolen.
The investigation is ongoing.