VANDERHOOF, BC: On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Vanderhoof RCMP responded to a report of attempted theft of two D8 bulldozers on the Barlow Lake FSR.
Upon attendance, RCMP noted it appeared that someone had gone off-roading and had got their vehicle stuck in the mud in the rural area.
The individual(s) then hotwired a nearby D8 bulldozer in an attempt to pull their vehicle out of the mud. The bulldozer also became stuck in the mud, at which point the individual(s) hotwired a second D8 bulldozer, pulled their vehicle out of the mud and departed the area.
The damage caused to the bulldozers was estimated to be approximately $500,000 and the matter is still under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.