RCMP search for suspects after theft of backhoe

Incident occurred sometime between April 21-22 near the Blindman Bridge

  • Apr. 24, 2017 2:30 p.m.


On April 22nd at approximately 8:45 a.m., Blackfalds RCMP responded to a report of a stolen Caterpillar 345CL excavator, from a work site near the intersection of Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 597 (Blackfalds/Joffre exit).

It is believed that the excavator was loaded on a flat deck trailer being towed by a semi truck. The excavator was loaded 200 yards north of the Blindman Bridge on Hwy. 2, in the northbound lanes. It is believed an entire lane would have been blocked during the loading process.

The incident occurred sometime between 7:30 p.m. on April 21st and 7 a.m. on April 22nd.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding this occurrence to contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or at www.tipsubmit.com.

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