Thieves hit the areas of Secret Cove and Madeira Park hard on Friday night (Aug. 29), stealing six boat motors.
Sunshine Coast RCMP were called this weekend after boat owners were shocked to find their boat motors had been stolen from boats at Bucanneer and Madeira Park marinas overnight. So far a total of six outboard motors have been reported stolen, as well as two fuel tanks. It is believed more thefts may have occurred and not yet been discovered.
“These thefts were clearly targeted and these guys knew what they were looking for,” said media relations’ officer Const. Harrison Mohr. “Even smaller boat motors are bulky and heavy, especially when you have six of them. We’re sure that someone out there saw something or knows something that can help us track down these thieves and bring them to justice.”
The thefts from Madeira Park occurred sometime after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning. Surveillance video shows two adult males leaving in what is believed to be a dark-coloured Jeep Cherokee, 2001 model or older. The motors range from 3.3 HP to 20 HP, and are all either Mercury or Yamaha outboards.
If you have any information related to these thefts, you are asked to contact Const. Kahng at 604-885-2266 and quote file number 14-6177, or contact Crimestoppers, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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