Thursday, January 21

Man renovates home with windows and doors stolen from construction sites

A man from Lanaudière is said to have replaced almost all of the doors and windows in his house by going to steal them from residential construction sites near his home.

On the other hand, the police seized the stolen equipment, leaving at the same time his residence bare of doors and windows.

The story could very well have been the subject of an episode of the popular series. The Bougons, that’s life too!.

Several construction sites in Saint-Lin – Laurentides – a municipality experiencing a residential boom – were the target of equipment theft in recent weeks.

An investigation was therefore initiated by the police of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

Following various steps, investigators managed to target a residence under renovation. A search was therefore carried out on December 1.

Believing to find some stolen doors or windows, the investigators were treated to a little surprise when they arrived on the scene.

“The vast majority of the doors and windows of the residence had been stolen on construction sites in the area,” reported Sgt Jean-Raphaël Drolet, spokesperson for the SQ.

Various other objects, including wood, were reportedly found in the residence under renovation. The material had also been stolen from construction sites, the SQ said. The residence in question must have been partially walled up when the police left with the doors and windows.

“A person was met by investigators following the search,” confirmed Sergeant Drolet.

However, no arrests have yet taken place.

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