Salmon Arm RCMP were able to locate more than $15,000 worth of tools reported stolen on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP were able to locate more than $15,000 worth of tools reported stolen on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (File photo)

Charges not expected following theft of tools from construction site: Salmon Arm RCMP

Video of suspect vehicle leads police to shed where tools were stashed

  • Sep. 7, 2021 5:00 p.m.

More than $15,000-worth of tools were reunited with their owner following a reported theft from a local construction site.

Salmon Arm RCMP received and responded to a call about the theft early Thursday morning, Sept. 2. Investigating officers were provided a detailed list of what was stolen, and were able to locate video from a nearby residence. The video showed a vehicle the officers recognized, a green Suzuki SUV. The officers then went to another residence where they located the suspect vehicle. The officers talked to the resident there and located all of the missing tools in a shed on the property.

“Someone had put all of the tools in a shed on the property where police recovered them,” said Staff Sgt. Scott West. “The officers were able to call the owner of the tools and reunite him with his equipment.

“While charges are not expected in this case, police were very happy to get the workers back their tools so they could get back to work.”

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