Man arrested for stealing 70 truck batteries in North Vancouver

Sep 15 2018, 1:15 am

One man has now been arrested for the theft of 70 truck batteries from within the North Vancouver area, during the month of August.

According to police, batteries were stolen from commercial trucks parked in various industrial locations.

“Using video evidence obtained from one victim police were able to move forward in the investigation and subsequently identified the person of interest,” said police.

Each battery had an approximate value of $250, which meant that a total value of $17,500 in property had been stolen.

The man, a 51-year-old Surrey resident, was arrested by North Vancouver RCMP and now theft charges are being forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service.

The accused’s vehicle, which was used in the commission of the thefts, was also seized by police.

The man was released on a promise to appear (with conditions to not go to North Vancouver) and a court appearance date has now been set for November 14.

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