Thousands of bars of hand soap — worth $17,000 — were stolen from a business in Hawkesbury, Ont., earlier this month, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

The business on Spence Avenue reported the theft on Aug. 25, but an investigation revealed the soap was taken days earlier on Aug. 20, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact OPP Const. Ken Gray at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.