Weekend thieves likely pros

By Andru McCracken


Valemount Corporal Jacob Joslin is asking for the public’s help regarding two thefts that occurred over the weekend.

On Saturday, January 25th, a 2006 Ford F-350 flat deck was stolen from Swift Creek Rd beside Tim Hortons overnight. The truck had an Alberta licence plate BWS5845. The truck carried a black 2013 Polaris and a black 2013 Ski-Doo Summit X with Alberta plates MKZ68 and KVZ29.

A trailer was stolen out of an industrial area. A flat deck truck with two sleds was stolen from next to the Tim Hortons. //RCMP

On Sunday January 26th a white 20’ Mission snowmobile trailer was reported stolen from a property on Whiskeyfill Road. The trailer was last seen by the owner on Tuesday, January 21st. The trailer had Alberta plate 4AU929 attached at the time of the theft and has a “Mission” decal in black letters on the back door.

The trailer is unique in that it has a man door of the driver side of the vehicle.

Police say the thieves that stole from Valemount last weekend were likely experienced criminals //SUBMITTED

If you have any information regarding these thefts please contact the Valemount RCMP at (250) 566-4466 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Joslin was hesitant to call it a crimewave.

“We have had two incidents; I don’t know if that qualifies,” he said.

Joslin said he was aware of some vandalism in Valemount over the weekend as well, but he doubts it was connected.

“These thieves are professionals, they are likely doing this for a living, and are mobile up and down the Highway 5 and Highway 16 corridor. They are selling stolen sleds, trailers and anything else they can find to fuel a drug

habit. We don’t need this type of thing around here. Everyone should keep an eye out for suspicious activity and we can try to put a stop to this”.

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