$230,000 in meat and seven hot tubs stolen by trucks under same name

Sep 16 2020, 5:15 pm

Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder.

Two strange thefts have been reported to RCMP in Alberta this September, and both were carried out by trucks operating under the same fake name.

According to a release from Brooks RCMP, a transport truck hauling a full load of beef from the JBS plant to the United States never reached its expected destination. Police later found that the truck had been operating under the name “Transport Pascal Charland” out of Chateuguay, Quebec, and had provided fraudulent documents.


Brooks RCMP

The beef, which is worth over $230,000 according to the release, remains unaccounted for.

Three days later on September 2, a truck identified by its driver as 10036218 Canada Inc. Transport Pascal Charland out of Chateauguay, QC, loaded seven hot tubs (models Ocean, Totem, Yukon, Aurora, Tundra (x2) and Fox) from a manufacturing site in Thorsby, Alberta.

The suspect in the first incident was described by Brooks RCMP as a tall Caucasian man with short, slightly balding brown hair, a heavy build, and wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt, yellow fluorescent vest, and a surgical mask.


Brooks RCMP

The suspect in the Thorsby theft is described as a 5’6″ tall unshaven Caucasian man, 30 to 40 years of age, with a heavy build and short brown hair.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to contact the Brooks RCMP at 403-794-4400 or the Thorsby RCMp at 780-789-3613.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through their website.

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