Police use helicopter, thermal camera to catch young candy thieves at Canada’s Wonderland
York Region police tracked down three teens with the help of a helicopter and a police dog after the suspects broke into Canada’s Wonderland and stole candy last Saturday night.
Thermal imaging video released Tuesday by police shows the trio — one aged 15, the others 16 — huddling under a tree, moments before officers took them into custody.
“Video of this incident captured by Air2 (the helicopter) is being released as a deterrent to anyone that is considering trespassing onto private property,” York Region police said in a statement.
Security staff called police to the amusement park in Vaughan around 10:30 p.m. after spotting the teens, who were reportedly dressed in dark clothing and had their faces covered. The group went into one of the stores on the property and stole candy before disappearing into the park, police said.