Don’t be a thief’s secret Santa

Police remind drivers to lock their vehicles after a truck was stolen in Smithers.

Don’t be a thief’s secret Santa

On Dec. 12 at 8:03 a.m., Smithers RCMP received a report that a grey 2003 Dodge pickup was stolen sometime overnight from the owner’s residence in Smithers.

Three hours later the police were notified the stolen pickup was travelling through downtown Smithers with two male occupants. Several police vehicles converged on the area and conducted patrols, when a witness then reported the stolen pickup travelled east on Broadway Avenue towards the town snow dump.

Police attended the area and located the abandoned pickup. Footwear impressions were obtained and the vehicle was towed and secured for forensic examination. Witness statements are also being pursued.

Citizens are reminded to ensure their vehicles are properly secured — doors are locked and spare keys are not stored inside the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this truck theft is requested to contact the Smithers RCMP at 250-847-3233 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Smithers RCMP