$200,000 worth of electrical items stolen

Surrey: Police in Surrey is looking for the public’s assistance in locating some high value electrical equipment that was stolen from the same company during two separate thefts.

On October 29th Surrey RCMP was notified that two very large electrical transformers weighing 600 lbs and 14,000 lbs respectively were taken from a business located in the 19000 block of 27th Avenue. Almost two months earlier on August 26th, several pieces of industrial-grade electrical equipment were damaged and valuable internal materials were stolen from the same business. The total value of the losses has been estimated at approximately $200,000.

“The two transformers in question are very large and extremely heavy and would have required vehicles with lifting equipment and several persons to complete the theft,” says Surrey RCMP Sergeant Paul Hayes. “We are hoping that members of our community will come forward if they have any knowledge about these incidents or think that they have seen the large electrical transformers being stored or hidden somewhere.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.