West Coast landfill robbed again

Thieves recently hit up the West Coast Landfill again.

The theft was reported around 8:30 a.m. on April 21 and is believed to have occurred overnight.

 â€œThe front gate to the landfill had been pulled of its hinges by a vehicle, which caused considerable damage to the gate,” said Ucluelet RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Jeff Swann.

 â€œThe subjects then forced their way into a shed, damaged the lock on the door of the shed, (and) made off with several power tools.”

A cost estimate for the stolen tools was not known at press time but Swann said the damage to the gate would likely cost about $2,000 to repair.

“That affects tax payer dollars, unfortunately, and we really hate to see those types of things,” Swann said.

“These are the types of people that I want out of our community…Thievery for the sake of thievery just bugs me; it bugs every police officer and it bugs every citizen. Hard working people go out and earn their paycheques and somebody comes along and causes thousands of dollars worth of damage.”

A forensic specialist collected evidence at the landfill but Swann would not comment on the evidence that was obtained as the file is still under investigation.

He encourages anybody who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact the Ucluelet RCMP detachment at 250-726-7773.

The theft marked the second time the landfill has been hit this month and Swann believes April 2’s robbery was linked to last week’s incident.

“They went in, they checked things out, and then they came back,” he said. 

 

reporter@westerlynews.ca

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