Surrey man arrested for theft of 70 truck batteries in North Vancouver

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      Police have put an end to a rash of vehicle batteries stolen in the North Vancouver area by making an arrest.

      North Vancouver RCMP announced today (September 14) that 70 batteries were stolen from commercial trucks parked in industrial locations over the month of August.

      Each battery was approximately worth $250, amounting to a total of $17,500 in property being stolen.

      One victim supplied video footage to RCMP, who were able to identify a suspect.

      On September 7, officers arrested a 51-year-old male from Surrey for the thefts, and his vehicle, used for the thefts, was also seized.

      Theft charges are being forwarded to the B.C. Prosecution Service. The name of the accused has not been released but he was released under the condition of not entering North Vancouver and must appear in court on November 14.