Castlegar RCMP station. Photo: Google Street View

Castlegar RCMP station. Photo: Google Street View

RCMP investigating rash of thefts in mid-town Castlegar

Truck theft, break and enters, and thefts from vehicles all happened Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2

Castlegar RCMP are investigating a series of thefts in mid-town Castlegar after a rash of incidents over just a few days.

Outdoor Sheds

Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 Castlegar RCMP received reports of two locked backyard sheds being forced open and broken into and another shed sustaining damage after suspects were unable to gain entry.

The three sheds were located on three separate private properties located in the 1500 block of Columbia Avenue. RCMP report the suspect stole a Black and Decker drill and a 21-speed Brodie mountain bike.

Truck theft

On Nov. 1 a truck was stolen from a business in the 1500 block of Columbia Avenue.

According to Sgt. Monty Taylor, tt appears suspect(s) had gained entry to multiple vehicles at this location in an attempt to steal them prior to successfully stealing a 2005 Ford F450.

The truck belongs to a tree service company and is grey in color with a large rear black container for hauling wood chips and a front winch.

Theft from Motor Vehicles

On Nov. 2 the RCMP received reports that thieves entered two unlocked vehicles in the Woodland Park area and took property from the vehicles.

Items stolen from the vehicles included a red Nikon Coolpix camera, prescription sunglasses, an air pump, an avalanche flotation device valued at $500 and a Garmin GPS valued at $700.

RCMP are reminding residents to ensure items kept in vehicles are kept out of view and vehicle doors are locked.

If you have information about any of these incidents, please call the Castlegar RCMP at (250)365-7721.

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