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Red Deer RCMP investigate damage done with stolen skid steer

July 27, 2016 12:27 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify the suspect who drove a stolen skid steer through a construction area in the Lancaster neighbourhood and damaged various properties before abandoning it in a hole filled with water.

The theft and vandalism occurred sometime overnight on July 20 when an unknown suspect stole a skid steer while it was parked on Larratt Close. The suspect drove the skid steer through a construction field on Longmire Close, struck a fire hydrant, then drove through farm fields to the east and south before submerging the skid steer in a hole filled with water and abandoning it. The skid steer, an orange 2012 Case TR270, was valued at almost $50,000 and was written off as a result of the damage.

RCMP recovered a red Supercycle SC1800 pedal bike at the location the skid steer was stolen from, and believe it may have been ridden by the suspect.

If you have information about this incident or recognize the bike description, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online.


Media contact:
Cst. Derek Turner
Red Deer RCMP