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Posted: November 22, 2019

Dealership vehicles being targeted by fuel thieves

In the last few weeks, Cranbrook RCMP has responded to an abnormal number of overnight fuel thefts from both commercial vehicles and vehicles parked at local car dealerships.

Police have established that the culprits are drilling holes in the gas tanks of the vehicles and draining the fuel into a container.

“Certainly, these criminal actions raise a number of safety concerns for the owners of the vehicles and the public, not to mention the hazard to the environment and the cost of repairs,” stated Sgt. Chris Dodds of Cranbrook RCMP.

“We wish to remind local citizens and businesses to report all incidents of theft or suspicious after hours activity to the Cranbrook RCMP immediately.”

The investigation into these particular events continues.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is urged to contact the Cranbrook RCMP, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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