The Alpagas shop at the Norli farm robbed by thieves
The shop of the company Les Alpagas at the Norli farm was broken into, during the night from Sunday to Monday. The value of the stolen goods climbs in the six figures.
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Karine Blanchard La Voix de l'Est As the holiday season approaches, alpaca breeders are living a real nightmare. Their shop of products made with the wool of their animals was broken into last night. In addition to being deprived of significant income from the sale of unique pieces, owners will have to wait two years before being able to replenish all the shelves in their shop.
“This is our biggest period in November and December. With the pandemic, we were closed for a while. We were expecting it during the holidays, ”drops Lise Danielle Pollender, co-owner with her spouse of Les Alpagas at the Norli farm in Bromont.
Their store located on the edge of Pierre-Laporte Boulevard, at the intersection of Magog Road, was visited by burglars who entered through windows they smashed overnight from Sunday to Monday. “Almost all of the items were stolen,” says Pollender.
Toques, mittens, throws and scarves designed by hand in Quebec, but also fair trade products from Peru were on sale in their shop located on their breeding farm. The value of the stolen goods, the inventory of which was not completed on Monday, climbs into the six figures.
“It would take two years to redo the inventory,” says the woman, who does not yet know if she and her partner will be able to open their store quickly. It is also sentimental losses. These are hours of work that we put in there. I cannot reproduce all of this. These are unique products. ”
The owners, who have owned their shop for 11 years, have notified other alpaca breeders of the crime they suffered. They also informed their customers on the company's Facebook page. Their wish is not only to find the perpetrators of the theft, but above all the goods. “It would have to happen now,” said the lady.
Bromont police are investigating the theft. They are assisted by a crime scene technician from the Sûreté du Québec to “ensure that nothing escapes. There is a lot of work to do, ”explains Jean Bourgeois, director of the Bromont Police Department.
Anyone who has information about the burglary or the stolen goods can contact Detective Sergeant Dany Breault at 450 534-3131 extension 3223 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org