Snow blowers stolen in Fall River

FALL RIVER: The grinch has hit one Fall River business–to the tune of more than $28k in value of snow blowing equipment stolen.

Halifax District RCMP say they are investigating a theft that occurred sometime between 7 p.m. on December 5 and 8 a.m. on December 6.

Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said that suspects entered a secure compound and stole four Husqvarna snow blowers; one Toro snow blower; one unknown brand track snow blower, and one Briggs and Stratton 20 HP lawn mower engine.

“The Husqvarna snow blowers are described as being black and orange in colour, Models in the 200 and 300 series,” said Cpl. Hutchinson. “The total value of equipment stolen is in excess of $28,000.

“The suspects also caused damage to the compound during the break and enter.”

He said that with winter approaching, thieves target snow removal equipment.

“If someone offers to sell you a brand new snow blower for a cheap price, this should raise some red flags,” said Cpl. Hutchinson.

The investigation is ongoing and RCMP is asking if anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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