Lottery Ticket Thieves- males wanted in several jurisdictions

On February 4, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Lambton County Detachment attended a fueling station located at the 4000 Block of London Line, Plympton Township to investigate a theft of lottery tickets. 

The investigation revealed that two male culprits entered the fuelling station’s store front. While inside, one male placed himself in a position to access several lottery tickets located behind the counter. Shortly thereafter, the second culprit entered the store and provided a distraction that caused the clerk to exit from behind the counter and follow him to the rear of the store.

Immediately, the primary culprit crawled behind the counter and removed a box of lottery tickets. Following the theft, both culprits exited the store, departing the area in a white Mercedes sport utility vehicle (SUV).

Arrest warrants have been issued for:

1)   Bruce LAROCHE, 40-years-old, no fixed address- frequents London, Ontario, and,

2)   Thomas LAROCHE, 37-years-old, no fixed address- frequents London, Ontario.

The suspects are currently wanted for similar offences in various counties.

Anyone who may observe these individuals, or may have information related to the thefts is asked to call police immediately at 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.