Fire-fighting equipment stolen in break and enter

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Merritt RCMP are investigating after a break and enter resulted in tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of fire-fighting equipment taken from a locked storage shed on a Nicola Lake property.

“On February 2, 2021, shortly after 9a.m., Merritt RCMP received a report of a break and enter discovered to a storage shed on a property situated along Old Nicola Trail near Merritt,” said Sgt. Joshua Roda of the Merritt RCMP detachment.

“Police have learned that a property representative noted the door to the storage shed was ajar, and discovered that the lock had been cut and access gained. As many as three fire pumps, and associated accessories, including a wagon full of nozzles and hoses were taken from the outbuilding. The owners estimate the total value of items taken was upwards of $40,000.”

A forensic specialist attended the scene to aid in the criminal investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Morgan Hampton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Merritt Herald