Two vehicles stolen during widespread crime spree

web-rcmpBy Joel van der Veen

CRAIK — Two vehicles were stolen in the Davidson area during an apparent crime spree on Tuesday night that stretched from north of Saskatoon down to Aylesbury.

According to a news release issued by the Craik RCMP detachment, an unknown suspect or suspects embarked on a binge of breaking and entering of vehicles between 11 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 9.

Police believe the suspect or suspects rummaged through several vehicles in multiple communities along Highway 11, including Davidson, Craik and Aylesbury.

Two vehicles were reported stolen from the Davidson area, although one of the vehicles was later located within town limits.

Const. Matthew Moline, speaking to the Leader, was tight-lipped about the thefts, saying that the spree remains under active investigation.

Moline declined to disclose any information about the second stolen vehicle, which had yet to be recovered as of Thursday.

However, police have connected the incidents in this area to similar thefts in several communities north of Saskatoon, including Rosthern, Laird and Hepburn, that occurred the same night.

Moline said that items stolen in those communities were later recovered in this area, thus indicating to police that “it’s the same crew.”

The Leader also received reports of suspects rummaging through vehicles in Dundurn last week. Moline said he hadn’t heard about any such incidents but said there could be a connection.

Police issued the usual reminder to local residents to keep homes and garages locked in their absence.

The public is also reminded to keep vehicles locked and to keep valuable property hidden from view, and to report any suspicious activity in the area.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the Craik RCMP or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers.

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