$50K excavator snatched from North Van job site

Police are asking for help to solve the case.

The stolen excavator was similar to the one pictured here. – John Deere

Someone is going on Santa’s naughty list for this one. 

The North Vancouver RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating an excavator stolen from a construction site located in 600 block of E 6th St. in North Vancouver, BC.

On Dec. 15th the owner of a 2018 John Deere 50G excavator called police to report his equipment was stolen from the construction site. 

According to police, witnesses observed the excavator being loaded onto a flatbed and the thieves traveling eastbound in the laneway the night before at approximately 10:30 p.m.

The excavator is worth $50,000 and it is the third stolen excavator for the property owner in four years.

“The North Vancouver RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in providing any information relating to this theft, specifically any CCTV, dash cam from the area or witnesses that may have observed the incident,” said officer Mansoor Sahak. “Someone may have observed this incident, not realizing that a theft was occurring.

Police urged the public to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311 and quote file #22-30678. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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