Rural Break & Enter Leads To Theft Of Motor Vehicle

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 20:30
Incident Number
Rosslyn Road
Date Published: 2016-02-25

 The Thunder Bay Police attended a Rosslyn Road residence at 2:30 a.m. on February 25, 2016 to take a report of a break and enter and theft of a motor vehicle.

The homeowner had been woken up by the sound of a barking dog and a vehicle being started. When he looked out he observed his black truck being driven out of the driveway and east on Rosslyn Road. The homeowner also noticed that the other vehicle in the driveway had been moved onto Rosslyn Road. When officers arrived it was determined that the side door had been left open and entry gained by the suspect and the keys to the vehicle that were located by the entrance were missing.

A patrol officer located the vehicle being driven on Mapleward Road and began to follow the vehicle into the Arthur Street area. Other officers joined in the pursuit as the vehicle headed towards Neebing Ave and into the Westfort Area. The vehicle began traveling at a high rate of speed and disobeying traffic signs so the pursuit was terminated in the interest of public safety.

Officers confirmed that a male driver was in the truck and he is described as being tall and thin with a short haircut.

The TBPS received a call at 7:30 a.m. from a a citizen on Lindwood Crescent to report that an unknown truck was parked in his driveway. It was confirmed that this was the stolen truck and it has been returned to the owner.

Anyone with information about who this male may be is asked to contact the Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Thunder Bay Police are encouraging homeowners to ensure their home, garages and vehicles are locked before retiring for the evening.



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