Police investigate damage to property following an attempted theft

Vanderhoof

2021-05-25 09:25 PDT

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Vanderhoof RCMP responded to a report of attempted theft of two D8 bulldozers on the Barlow Lake FSR.

Upon attendance, RCMP noted it appeared that someone had been off roading and had got their vehicle stuck in the mud in the rural area.

The individual(s) then hotwired a nearby D8 bulldozer in an attempt to pull their vehicle out of the mud. The bulldozer also became stuck in the mud, at which point the individual(s) hotwired a second D8 bulldozer, pulled their vehicle out of the mud and departed the area.

The damage caused to the bulldozers was estimated to be approximately $500,000.00 and the matter
is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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