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Thieves target boat motors

Thieves target boat motors

Thieves hit the areas of Secret Cove and Madeira Park hard on the long weekend stealing six boat motors.

Sunshine Coast RCMP were called after boat owners were shocked to find their boat motors had been stolen from boats at Buccaneer and Madeira Park marinas overnight. So far a total of six outboard motors have been reported stolen, as well as two fuel tanks. It is believed more thefts may have occurred and not yet been discovered.

“These thefts were clearly targeted and these guys knew what they were looking for,” said Cst Harrison Mohr with Sunshine Coast RCMP. Even smaller boat motors are bulky and heavy, especially when you have 6 of them. We’re sure that someone out there saw something or knows something that can help us track down these thieves and bring them to justice.

The thefts from Madeira Park occurred sometime after 1 am the morning of Saturday August 30. Surveillance video shows two adult males leaving in what is believed to be a dark-coloured Jeep Cherokee, 2001 model or older. The motors range from 3.3 HP to 20 HP, and are all either Mercury or Yamaha outboards.

If you have any information related to these thefts, please contact Cst Kahng with Sunshine Coast RCMP (604-885-2266), quote file #14-6177

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