Police investigating courthouse break-in

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AMHERST - It's a place where you might expect someone to try and break out of, not into, but the local courthouse was the scene of a break and enter on Monday night.

AMHERST - It's a place where you might expect someone to try and break out of, not into, but the local courthouse was the scene of a break and enter on Monday night.

"It's pretty rare and unusual, that's for sure," said Cathy MacIsaac, spokesperson for the department of justice.

Amherst police are investigating the break-in, which occurred sometime during the overnight hours between Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to deputy police chief Ian Naylor.

Officers were on the scene for most of the day on Tuesday, according to Naylor, who said an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Aside from having the investigators on scene, it was business as usual at the courthouse, according to MacIsaac, who said no files were disturbed during the incident and no cases were delayed as a result.

"All files are kept in fireproof cabinets, so that doesn't appear to be an issue, but there may have been a break-in in the safe there," she said. "The matter is being investigated by police… Certainly they will be taking a look at the situation to address any concerns around security."



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