The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is investigating a report of a theft of rental equipment from a local business.
The rental store reported the theft on February 6, when the items were not returned.
The investigation showed that a man used a fake ID to rent the following items of a total value of over $279,000:
- Excavator, Kubota model U35-4G
- Skid Steer, make ASV, model RT50
- Sky Jack platform 8841
- Sky Jack platform SJ7127
- Concrete saw, make Hilti, model DSH700
- Concrete saw, make Husqvarna, model K970
- Vibrating plate, make Weber, model CR8
- Heater, make Tradesman, model K175
On February 7, the investigation led the Surete du Quebec to execute a search warrant in Saint-Roch-De-l'Achigan, Quebec, with the assistance of the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit.
The search resulted in the recovery of five stolen excavators, including the Kubota Excavator stolen in Hawkesbury, for a total value of $300,000.
The other four Excavators were rented from other stores in the Province of Quebec.
All the remaining items described above are still outstanding.
The person of interest is described as:
- Approximately 5' 11"
- Full beard
- Between 30 and 40 years old
- French and English speaking
- Wearing a black construction-type jacket with a grey hoodie underneath
- Black Dodge Ram pickup truck
- Heavy Duty
- Crew cab
- Dual rear wheels
- Pulling a flatbed type trailer.
Anyone who has information about the identity or knows the whereabouts of this person of interest, please contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.
If you have any information and wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.