Three Bobcat excavators have been stolen in this community since Oct. 11.
The thefts have occurred all over the Langleys including Willoughby, Langley City and Aldergrove.
Two were stolen from construction sites, while the third was taken from the back of a pickup truck.
“Criminals are more industrious than you might suspect and you should take extraordinary steps to secure your property or it may roll away,” Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy said.
The RCMP recommend people use locks and chains to secure equipment and even go to the extent of removing batteries for an extra measure of security. (Files 2017-37999, 41488, 42517)
When candy isn’t dandy
The police have released a photo of a woman alleged to have stolen candy from the Esso station on Glover Road Nov. 7.
The Esso in the 21600 block of Fraser Highway was also hit. On Oct. 26, a man is alleged to have stolen cigarettes. (File 2017-39938)
The police have publicized a photo of a woman in relation to the theft of cigarettes from the A Plus Market on Oct. 27.
She is described as Caucasian, in her late 20s, with red hair, and wearing a blue sweater. She was seen getting into a white four door Saturn with stolen licence plates, noted Largy. (File 2017-40107)
Four generators, valued at between $20,000 and $24,000 were stolen from Traveland RV on Oct. 27.
The gas-powered generators are brand name Onan 3000. (File 2017-40135)
The man pictured in the news release by the Langley RCMP is alleged to have pried open several mail boxes in Aldergrove, stealing the contents on Nov. 3. (File 2017-41138)
A man is alleged to have stolen several items from the Langley Superstore Nov. 5.
“He was seen fleeing through a fire exit at the rear of the store and running through the field to the north of Superstore,” Largy added. (File 2017-41442)
How to help
Anyone with information on these or any other local crimes can contact the Langley RCMP non-emergency number at 604-532-3200.
To provide a tip anonymously, use CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.