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Propane tanks stolen, police sniffing for tips

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. - file
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.
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Crooks looking to profit from pinching propane tanks from the community centre are being sought by the RCMP.

"North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP is investigating a theft from the Island Savings Centre that occurred May 12, at approximately 3 a.m." says Cp;. Krista Hobday.

'Unknown thieves, believed to be operating an imported mini van, possibly an older grey or blue Honda Odyssey, broke into a locked cage and made off with $4,800 worth of propane tanks.

" The tanks are owned by Superior Propane but leased by the Island Savings Centre to fuel the zamboni."

Twelve 33-pound tanks were taken, and the Mounties suspect the thieves may be trying to sell them, she notes.

"This type of crime costs citizens, including those who utilize the rink, in more ways than one.

"Money for the loss of the tanks has to come from somewhere. Hopefully the police will hear from someone who has information regarding this theft."

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP ask if you have information on this or any other crime, contact the detachment at 250-748-5522, or you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, recovery of stolen property, or seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.

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