Gallery door smashed 0
Employees of the Ethel Curry Gallery arrived on July 7 to find the front door of the gallery had been smashed during a break and enter. The gallery is the most recent victim to a string of break and enters that have taken place at businesses in downtown Haliburton during the past few weeks. Nothing from the gallery was stolen or damaged according to employees. ANGELICA BLENICH/HALIBURTON COUNTY ECHO/QMI AGENCY
The Ethel Curry Gallery is the most recent downtown business in Haliburton to be targeted in a string of break and enter attempts.
Sometime between July 6 and 7 the gallery was broken into, according to employees.
The break and enter resulted in a smashed front door, however the casualties ended there as nothing was stolen or damaged, said employee Tiffany Howe.
“I think they were looking for a cash register,” she said.
The attempt set off a piercing alarm, which employees think was enough to scare off the perpetrators.
Owner of the gallery Wayne Hook doesn’t think they even went in far enough to approach the front desk, as none of the drawers had been opened.
Hook believes they were only looking for cash or electronics, as none of the artwork had been removed from the gallery.
By Saturday afternoon, the front door had been somewhat repaired with a piece of plywood. Hook said it wouldn’t be long before the door was completely repaired.
The Ethel Curry Gallery displays art created by its 96 members, many of which are artists from Haliburton County. The OPP were unavailable for comment at press time. It is not known if this break-in is related to others in Haliburton’s downtown.