Police see second attempt at ATM theft

Sicamous RCMP were called out to the Esso station on Monday morning following an attempted theft of an ATM machine.

Sicamous RCMP were called out to the Esso station on Monday morning following an attempted theft of an ATM machine.

Sgt. Carl Vinet says officers were called to the MacLean-MacPherson Road business at 5:19 a.m. on Oct. 24. Upon arrival, they found the front door had been shattered. The ATM machine, however, remained in place, as the suspects had been scared off by an audible alarm.

“This is the second attempt in as many weeks of an ATM in Sicamous,” says Vinet, adding similar attempts were made in several other detachment areas.

Youths caught

Two youths were apprehended by a Sicamous resident during an attempted theft of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

Vinet says the youths were caught Sunday night on Solsqua-Sicamous Rd. as they were attempting to flee into the forest after jumping off of a Polaris ATV believed to have been stolen.

Investigating officers contacted the ATV’s owner, who confirmed his Riverside Avenue residence had been broken-in to.

Police are investigating an attempt to steal a second ATV as a result of the break and enter.

Tools taken

Police are investigating the theft of about $8,000 in tools from a Sicamous business.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Waterway Houseboat Vacations reported the theft of power tools including chop saws, a sander, a grinder and a brad nailer from their shop area. Some of the tools may be marked with WWH or WWHB. There are currently no suspects in this investigation.

Burning trees

At around 10 p.m. on Saturday night, police and the fire department were called to the scene of a fire on Riverside Avenue, where two trees were found to have burned to the ground.

Vinet says that although the trees were close to a Sicamous Marina boat storage, the flames, fortunately, did not spread to the facility.

Anyone with any information that may help in these investigations is encouraged to contact the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Callers could receive a reward of up to $2,000 if information leads to an arrest and charge(s).

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