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NEWS: Nunavut December 20, 2011 - 9:55 am

Thieving grinches ruin Pangnirtung’s Christmas

Burglars hit Canada Post storage facility

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Fewer presents will nestle under Christmas trees in Pangnirtung due to a break-in at the community’s post office.

Sometime between the evening of Dec. 17 and the morning of Dec. 19, burglars broke into a Canada Post storeroom in Pangnirtung and opened all the parcels, the RCMP said in a Dec. 20 news release.

“Numerous items are not accounted for and/or damaged,” the release said.

Police say the timing of the break-in has stunned people in the community of 1,400.

Police are now asking for help from the members of the public to locate the missing items, “and possibly save Christmas for several families.”

The community of Pangnirtung and police encourage anyone with information about the break-in to contact the Pangnirtung RCMP Detachment at (867) 473-0123 with their information or call Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477(TIPS).

Callers can remain anonymous and they may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000, if their tip leads to an arrest.

               

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