Following an increase in various reported attempts of theft of commercial fuel trucks in northwestern Alberta, the McLennan and Peace Regional RCMP are seeking the public’s help in finding out who may be involved, or where a stolen truck could be.
Police say early in the morning on September 5, an unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a fuel truck from the Girouxville CO-OP.
They say shortly after, a water truck was stolen in Falher, where police say the truck was abandoned and recovered the same day. Mounties add the stolen truck had been altered with the company decals burned off and painted over.
On September 6, at roughly 6 a.m., police say another water truck was stolen from behind the Falher John Deere dealership.
An investigation revealed the water truck was taken to the UFA bulk fuel yard in Falher, where two men unsuccessfully attempted to load the water truck with diesel fuel. Police say the water truck was then abandoned a short distance away.
Then early in the morning on September 7, mounties say a 2007 white Peterbuilt fuel truck with a silver tank was stolen from the Grimshaw UFA.
Mounties say the truck is still reported missing and are requesting the public to keep on the lookout. Mounties say the truck may have alterations, decals, or a changed appearance to it.
RCMP say the investigations are ongoing.
If the public has any information on the above crimes, they are asked to contact McLennan RCMP at 780-324-3086, or Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6611.
Alberta RCMP is encouraging the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)