Timmins police seek second suspect in silver coin theft

While one man was arrested a day after charges were laid against two people believed to be involved in a break and enter, officers with the Timmins Police Service are still seeking the second suspect.

On Aug. 4, Vincent Belair, 33, and Amanda Sutherland, 36, both of Timmins, were charged with break-and-enter-related offences stemming from an incident at a Birch Street North residence on the afternoon of July 23.

Officers responded to a service call after the residence owner discovered a break-in had occurred and a collection of silver coins – valued at $600-$800 – was stolen.

Belair and Sutherland “were positively identified by means of a thorough review of video surveillance capturing both subjects in the act of completing the break-in,” according to an Aug. 4 statement issued by police.

That day, both Belair and Sutherland were charged with:

  • breaking and entering with intent;
  • possession of property obtained by crime; and
  • failure to comply with probation order.

Sutherland is also charged with an additional count of failure to comply with undertaking.

Later that evening, an officer patrolling his assigned area recognized Belair as “a wanter person pursuant to an arrest warrant,” according to a statement issued by police on Aug. 5.

“Once the validity of the warrant was confirmed, the subject was arrested by the Timmins Police Service.”

Belair was held in police custody before a bail hearing on Aug. 5.

Police are still seeking Sutherland’s whereabouts.

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