Last week, a thief in Surrey allegedly made off with a truck trailer and large lumber cargo worth thousands of dollars.
Surrey RCMP stated today (March 9) that a commercial truck trailer with a storage container was stolen at 4:45 p.m. on March 1 from a business in the 10600 block of Timberland Road in Surrey.
The storage container was carrying $20,000 worth of J-grade KD-HT lumber. Over 2,700 pieces of lumber covered in West Fraser Mills wrapping paper were stolen. The total amount of property stolen is worth $60,000.
The container, which is a faded red, is marked TGCU 503616-0/TARE: 3770.
The stolen trailer has the B.C. license plate D8795P with the number 234 on it, and also had Canadian Tire mud flaps.
Security footage from the business depicts a suspect hooking up the trailer to the cab of a semi-truck and driving away from the property.
“The photo quality we were able to obtain is not ideal for making a direct identification,” Surrey RCMP spokeperson Cst. Richard Wright stated in a news release.
However, he added that investigators believe there are others who have information about this incident, with whom they would like to speak with.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or, to make an anonymous report, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.