A surveyor is seeking to locate expensive equipment that vanished after the items were accidentally left behind at a location in Coquitlam on Friday.
Coquitlam RCMP stated on February 12 that shortly after 10 a.m. on February 7, a surveyor had forgotten to take two cases of surveying equipment in the 900 block of Quadling Avenue in the Maillardville area of Coquitlam. However, when the surveyor returned to the area, the cases had disappeared.
The items stolen include:
- a Leica Viva TS16 total station, green with a white handle and in a bright red case: Serial number (SN) 3010318;
- a Leica Viva GS16 GNSS receiver, a round, flat, black and white device in a bright red case: SN 3248216;
- a Leica CS20 field controller (looks like a handheld computer in a figure-eight shape) in a bright red case: SN 2421321.
The total value of these items is between $75,000 and $85,000.
The above photos closely resemble the stolen items.
“This equipment is very specialized and the market is limited,” Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson Michael McLaughlin stated in a news release. “If enough people know these items are stolen then they will be really difficult to sell and perhaps we can get them back to their original owner where they belong.”
Anyone who has seen this stolen equipment is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.