$60K of goods stolen from Surrey construction site as thief drives off with trailer

Mar 9 2020, 2:31 pm

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a total of $60,000 worth of stolen property from the Whalley/City Centre area earlier this month.

In a release on Monday, Surrey RCMP said that on March 1, around 4:45 pm, a commercial truck trailer loaded with a storage container and $20,000 worth of “J grade KDHT” lumber was stolen from a business in the 10600 block of Timberland Road.

“Security footage from the business shows a suspect completing the theft by hooking the trailer to the cab of a semi-truck and driving off the property,” police said.

In total, over 2,700 pieces of lumber, wrapped in “West Fraser Mills” wrapping paper, were stolen. Police said the stolen container is a faded red colour and is marked “TGCU 503616-0 / TARE: 3770.” The stolen trailer bears BC license plate D8795P and has the number 234 on it. It also has Canadian Tire mud flaps.

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“The photo quality we were able to obtain is not ideal for making a direct identification,” said Surrey RCMP Const. Richard Wright.

“Our investigators do believe there are people in the community with further information and we are asking them to come forward to help us advance this investigation,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. Those who wish to leave an anonymous tip can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online.