Stratford police searching for suspicious truck (Image from Stratford Police Service)Stratford police searching for suspicious truck (Image from Stratford Police Service)

Stratford police searching for suspects following theft of Inclusionary Flag

The Stratford Police Service is asking the public for help identifying three suspects in the theft of an Inclusionary Flag from a local high school.

Police were called to St. Michael Catholic Secondary School on Tuesday after a report that the theft occurred the day before.

Video surveillance near the school showed three suspects arriving in the area in a white pickup truck. Police believe the vehicle is a 2007 to 2013 white Chevrolet pickup with an extended cab and long box. The truck also reportedly has roof lights on the cab.

The video showed the truck being parked on Bell Court shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Monday. The suspects then went to the school and cut the flag from the pole. The footage also showed the trio return to the vehicle at 12:13 a.m. and travel west on Short Street from Matilda Street.

Police also suspected that the same truck drove past the front of the school just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, but have now clarified that vehicle had no involvement.

The flag was described as a personalized flag for the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board with the statement "We Are All Wonderfully Made."

It was intended to fly in front of the school throughout June, in honour of Pride month.

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