Despite added security measures after two break-ins last May, the Montreal office of the Grand Council of the Crees was the victim of yet another break-and-enter April 3. This time thieves managed to jimmy the emergency door lock and swipe two computers from the office.
The burglary comes just one week after an unsuccessful break-in whereby someone had tried to pry off the metal plate protecting the lock. A locksmith was there the next day to reinforce it.
This latest break-in may have a silver lining though. Security cameras installed last year may have caught the thieves in action.
“It’s very frustrating,” says office manager Elaine Harrison-Awashish. “Now we are looking at other means to prevent it from happening again.”
For now there is a security officer patrolling the premises after office hours.