Five vehicles stolen in Sylvan and area in single day

RCMP reminder these crimes are preventable

  • Apr. 18, 2017 12:00 p.m.

Sylvan Lake RCMP are dealing with a rash of five vehicle thefts that occurred on Monday.

“We want to encourage people to take precautions and lock their vehicles,” Cpl. James Malone said in a statement.

A lot of these are crimes of opportunity and are preventable, he said.

Early Monday morning, unknown suspects stole approximately 400 litres of diesel fuel from a car hauler semi-trailer unit, which was parked in Kuusamo industrial park on Hwy 11.

The suspects also gained entry to the semi and took the keys to four trucks that were loaded on the car hauler. The trucks were then stolen and driven away. Two of the trucks have since been recovered and two are still outstanding. They are described as a white 2016 GMC 2500 and a white 2016 GMC 3500.

On the same day, Sylvan Lake RCMP received two more reports of stolen vehicles.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-887-3333.

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