Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege that sometime this past weekend, unknown suspects stole a 3 foot wide pond out of a backyard on Bloomfield Road.

The base of the pond was a plastic liner that was dug approximately a foot into the ground.

The pond included a water fountain, fish and a 6-year-old snapping turtle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Nicole Bechard at or 519-436-6600 extension #87057.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.