Police say it is an ongoing investigation, but a local contractor has been left without the tools of his trade after a recent theft.

After calling it a day and leaving his tools overnight at a job site on Toronto Street he is working at, the man reports that the following day when he returned, he discovered that the house had been entered and the tools had been stolen.

A number of Dewalt tools including, a Sawzall, a dremel, a drill/driver set, and a number of 20-volt batteries have been taken.

Anyone with information about these occurrences is asked to contact the West Nipissing Police Service at 705-753-1234. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact the Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus the tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at