Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op
More than a few Canadians were heartbroken this fall as their summer cannabis grows were snatched up by thieves in the final weeks of the season.
Police around the country reported a spike in backyard bandits and among them was a case in Lindsay, Ont., where a single plant was nabbed from someone’s backyard. It’s a common story, but in a rare twist, the suspects have now been apprehended.
The green-thumbed grower had set up video surveillance on the plant, a measure that Tanya Calvert, a corporate communications officer with the St. Thomas Police Service, recommended to Canadian growers earlier this year.
They handed the video footage, which showed a man and a woman working together to steal the plant, over to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, which announced the suspects were arrested this past weekend in Lindsay. The duo has been charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
There was no word on the condition of the plant or if the grower was able to get the bud back.