Truck on Fraser River Ice Had Been Stolen
Prince George, B.C.- RCMP in Prince George say the truck that was recovered from the ice on the Fraser river on Sunday, had been reported stolen the night before.
(at right, Search and Rescue personnel return to river bank after determining no one in vehicle- photo 250news)RCMP say the 2003 Ford F-350 had been stolen from a mall parking lot while the owner was Christmas shopping. As 250News reported on Sunday, the vehicle was found on the ice on the Fraser River. ( see previous story)
No one has been arrested in relation to this theft, but the investigation is continuing.
Since early morning on Friday December 16th, Prince George RCMP have received seven other reports of stolen vehicles or attempted stolen vehicles:
- White 2008 Ford F350 stolen from the 2600 block of Prince George Pulpmill Road (rear BC licence plate JN8255). Still outstanding;
- 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix stolen from the 6500 block of Southridge Avenue. Vehicle was left running with the keys in the ignition while owner was shopping. The vehicle was located near 2nd Avenue and George Street;
- 1998 Plymouth Voyager stolen from Cherry Avenue. The vehicle was used in an Armed Robbery the night before (2016-39861). See previous media release;
- 2000 Chevy Silverado pick-up stolen from the 200 block of North Ospika Boulevard. Vehicle was located in Quesnel, BC;
- Attempted theft of a 2001 GMC Sierra pick-up from the 900 block of Ahbau Street. Suspect(s) were unable to get the vehicle started;
- Attempted theft of a Chevrolet Suburban from the 900 block of Ahbau Street. Suspect(s) were unable to get the vehicle started, but stole the tires and rims off the vehicle. They have not yet been located;
- Attempted theft of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up from Goheen Place. Suspect(s) were unable to get the vehicle started.
Police wish to remind the public to use an anti-theft device such as an immobilizer and to never leave your in keys in your vehicle.
Just watched this news story on the television. Sure feel bad for this lady. I hope the insurance covers her for the loss of the truck and the Christmas presents she bought. There sure are some real lowlife people.
Sad to hear someone lost their vehicle and contents when they were christmas shopping, I know I’d feel sick if it happened to me. A vehicle thief told me long time ago, the most frustrating thing for them is the “Club”. I’ve used one for 20 years. been lucky. Got an old tarp or blanket? Throw it in the back seat and cover stuff up. Out of sight and out of mind. And if you see someone in a parking lot looking in vehicles, take a minute and call police, let them know. Usually it’s someone trying to steal your stuff to sell and get their next high, at your expense. Just looking out for the friend you’ve never met.
You can thank our govt for all the repeat offenders victimizing us all over and over again. They just dont understand that tax payers want these scumbags locked up and out of circulation. What’s it going to take to force them to do what their employers, (taxpayers) want?
I hope she was insured.ICBC will charge the owner the recovery fees,even if it is stolen and wrote off.Merry Christmas.
I realize that in North America we incarcerate more people than a lot of other countries but at least incarceration gets these scum bags off the street until such time as someone comes up with a better plan. Usually it is the same people committing the majority of these crimes and it is just a revolving door. The cost to the law abiding folks is horrendous in the long run with increased insurance costs, policing cost, court costs and everything else that goes along with that. Drugs are the biggest problem and I think that most of the other problems are a result of that. Maybe some day some one will come up with a better way but for now I think three strikes and your out for good.
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