Thieves use sledgehammer to steal U-Haul van in Grimsby: Niagara police
Published February 14, 2023 at 8:31 am
Police are looking for two suspects in a U-Haul van theft in Grimsby.
The U-Haul van was reported stolen from a storage business in the Roberts Road and South Service Road area on Feb. 10, Niagara Regional Police Service says.
Security footage captured a man and woman arriving on the property on Friday, Feb. 10 at 2:27 a.m., police say.
The man used a sledgehammer to smash open lock boxes containing ignition keys to vans parked on the property, police add.
The suspects then stole a white, 2022 GMC, Savanna Cargo van with Arizona licence plate AL68425. The stolen van had a large $19.99 advertisement painted on both the left and right side.
The man drove van away from the area.
The male suspect is described as:
- White male
- Mid to late 20s
- Approximately six feet tall
- Skinny build
The suspect was wearing a dark hooded sweater, dark/grey track pants and white Adidas shoes.
The female is described as:
- White female
- Skinny build, five-feet-seven-inches tall
- Long hair
The suspect was wearing dark tights and a full-length puffy jacket that went down below her knees.
This incident is similar to a December 2022 theft investigation of a U-Haul van in Niagara Falls and a recent similar theft in Hamilton, police say.
Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspects should contact detectives at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009935.
Or provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to people who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.
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— NRPS (@NiagRegPolice) February 14, 2023