On July 23rd, 2021 at 4:00 am, officers responded to the Esso station for a possible break and enter in progress. Upon arrival a male fled from police east through the alleyway behind the ESSO. Investigation determined the unknown suspect had been using a battery powered angle grinder and was cutting into the coin operated air machine in an attempt to steal the coins inside. The male left behind a dewalt angle grinder with spare battery.
Further investigation determined that the angle grinder and battery were on file as stolen with the London Police Service. Investigation is continuing and video security from surrounding businesses is being reviewed to attempt to identify the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Aylmer Police at 519-773-3146 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.