OPP catch girls trying to sell live, stolen Easter bunnies

Ontario Provincial Police in Oxford County say two young girls in Ingersoll, Ont., stole two rabbits that were meant to be Easter gifts and were trying to sell the animals for a profit.

Rabbits were intended as gifts but were stolen from barn near Ingersoll, Ont., by 11- and 9-year-old

Police say the two rabbits were meant to be given to two young children as Easter gifts but were stolen from a barn near Ingersoll, Ont., by two girls, age 9 and 11, who then tried to sell them. (Shutterstock )

Ontario Provincial Police officers in Oxford County had an Easter Sunday investigation to solve after two rabbits were stolen from a barn near Ingersoll, Ont. 

The two rabbits had been purchased as gifts for a pair of children, age 3 and 6. However, police discovered they had been stolen by two girls, an 11-year-old and a nine-year-old.

Police say the owner of the two rabbits was originally not aware they had been stolen and was notified later by a neighbour that some younger people were trying to sell them in the Ingersoll area. 

"The owners were certainly happy that the bunnies were safely returned," said OPP Const. Stacey Culbert. "They [the girls] both got stern warnings from the police."