Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP are warning snowplows operators about a recent rash of thefts of snow clearing equipment.
Since December 10, 2014, officers have responded to nine reports of theft of truck-mounted snowplows or salt spreaders from businesses and residences all over the region. Most of the thefts have occurred during the overnight hours and in some cases the vehicles were also stolen and later recovered minus the snow clearing equipment.
To prevent your snow clearing equipment from being stolen, park inside a garage or structure or park in a well-lit area. Always make sure your vehicle is locked and take steps to make it difficult to access snow-clearing equipment.
Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.