Lock your doors, Fort St. John RCMP warn after string of truck thefts

Police in Fort St. John are reminding residents to keep their vehicles locked and secure after pulling a stolen truck out of Charlie Lake last week.

A stolen Ford F-350 was found submerged Sept. 5 after being driven nose first into the lake at the Beatton Provincial Park boat launch, according to a Fort St. John RCMP news release.

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It's believed the truck was stolen from the area of 101 Avenue and 92 Street sometime between 9 and 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, and a witness saw the truck being driven into the park around 10:30 p.m., police say.

There has been a rash of thefts targeting Ford F-350s this summer, police say, but thieves look for any easy target that's left unlocked or has valuable items visible.

“Thieves are looking for the easiest targets they can find and seeing valuables make them think the possible pay off is worth the risk,” Cst. Chad Neustaeter said in the release.

Police are reminding drivers to lock their vehicles overnight or anytime they leave them unattended, and to remove all keys and valuables including cell phones, identifications, and wallets.

Police continue to investigate the Charlie Lake matter. Anyone with information is asked to call the detachment at 250-787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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