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  • Hannah Sabourin

Cops looking for village bandits

Police in Wakefield are on the lookout for bandits who robbed a vacant business on Aug. 23.


According to the MRC des Collines police, one or more robbers broke into the former restaurant, Chez Éric, at 10:30 pm on Aug. 23. On the same night, a short-lived rain storm caused power failures in the village. The day after the robbery, Che Chartrand, the owner of Chez Éric noticed that a couple thousand dollars worth of tools and lumber was missing from his property at 28 Ch. de la Vallée-de-Wakefield. According to Sergeant Martin Fournel, Chartrand reported the incident to the MRC des Collines police around noon on Aug. 24. The day after the robbery, Che Chartrand, the owner of Chez Éric took to Facebook to write that burglars stole tools and lumber from his property at 28 Ch. de la Vallée-de-Wakefield.


While thieves successfully robbed Chartrand’s building, they were less so at breaking into the ice cream shop across the street — Sur la Lune.