Unable to steal safe, golf course thieves make off with Ford Ranger

Sunshine Coast RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a stolen vehicle from the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club in the 3200 block of Sunshine Coast Highway. At approximately 4 a.m. Aug. 21, the suspects broke into the golf club and attempted to steal a safe from inside. As of Wednesday, it was unknown what had been stolen other that the truck. The vehicle is a 2006 black Ford Ranger extended cab with licence plate EG0391. The truck has red “Sport” stickers on either side near the rear of the truck. If you have any information about this stolen truck or the break and enter, please contact Sunshine Coast RCMP at 604-885-2266 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Sunshine Coast RCMP also reported the following for Aug. 12 to 21:

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Break and Enter

• On Aug. 12 around 4 a.m., a suspect gained entry to an unsecured building in the 6500 block of Maple Road, Egmont, and went through all the rooms and luggage and personal belongings. The suspect stole a couple of backpacks and bags as well as a variety of items including cellphones, lap top computers, clothing, cash, bank cards, and identification. The suspect(s) left the scene in a vehicle. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2019-5431.

• Overnight on Aug. 13, suspects kicked in a door to gain entry to a business in the 5900 block of Mason Road, Sechelt. The suspects ransacked the premises, damaging furniture and other property inside. The suspects stole a desktop computer. A similar break and enter occurred at the same address on July 9. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2019-5448.

• Overnight on Aug. 15, suspects gained entry to a business in the 4900 block of Dusty Road, Sechelt. The suspects went through the office and stole cash, assorted keys, several portable two-way radios, and two older model cordless drills. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2019-5491. The file is still under investigation.

Impaired Driver

• Late on Aug. 13 police witnessed a possible impaired driver in the 5900 block of Wharf Avenue, Sechelt. The vehicle was seen driving with no lights on and was failing to maintain its lane. Police initiated a traffic stop and noted the driver and lone occupant displaying signs of possible intoxication from alcohol. The driver was given and failed a roadside alcohol screening test and was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition. The driver’s vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Bike Theft

• Between Aug. 11 and 13, a suspect stole a bike from an open shed in the 3400 block of Beach Avenue, Roberts Creek. The bike is described as an older model men’s green and purple bike. 

Theft/Fraud

• Overnight on Aug. 15, a suspect gained entry to a vehicle parked either in the 1400 block of Park Avenue, or at Henderson Beach, both in Roberts Creek, and stole a wallet that contained identification and credit and bank cards. The credit card was later used fraudulently at a local business and on BC Ferries. Police remind the public to remove all valuables from their vehicles to deter opportunistic thieves. 

Theft of Mail

• Sometime on Aug. 14 and 15, a suspect pried open Canada Post community mailboxes at the corner of Fisher Road and Elphinstone Avenue in Gibsons. Anyone with any information about these recurring incidents is asked to contact RCMP, reference police file 2019-5505.

Shoplifting

• On Aug. 15, a theft was reported at a business in the 1100 block of Sunshine Coast Highway, Gibsons, after a female suspect grabbed a stack of clothing and fled the premises without paying for them. Police are reviewing video surveillance.

Const. Karen Whitby, Sunshine Coast RCMP

 

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