Bonnyville businesses were hit hard last week by a series of break and enters.
RCMP released information last Thursday about at least seven break and enters at Bonnyville businesses that involved property damage and stolen vehicles and gas, which are all active investigations.
On June 26th at 4:50am, a tow company on 56 Avenue was broken into and a vehicle on-site was stolen, police said. The culprits drove over the fence then abandoned the vehicle a short ways down the road. Bonnyville RCMP have recovered the vehicle, which is pending a forensic examination. The same culprits returned the following night at 8:50pm and damaged a company truck.
The same day, diesel and gasoline were stolen as culprits entered a business yard on a bike on the 5100 block of 55 Avenue. Thieves returned on June 29th at 4:30am, driving around on ATVs near gas tanks. They attempted to gain entry into the maintenance shop setting off the alarm and then fled the scene.
On June 27th at 2:00am, an oilfield business on the 6000 block of 47th Avenue had its fence cut.
On June 28th at 4:00am, two culprits were caught on video surveillance climbing over the company fence and attempting to gain entry to a storage area before fleeing on bicycles. The business is located on the 4800 block of 62 Street.
That night at 11:30pm an oilfield business on the 5200 block of 50th Ave was broken into, stealing a Dodge Ram work truck. Police found the vehicle in about a day in Fishing Lake.
The RCMP urges anyone with relevant information to contact the Bonnyville RCMP or Crimestoppers at 780-343-7200 or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).