Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers are investigating a theft of a U-Haul van in Grimsby.
On February 10, 2023, 8 District – Grimsby uniform officers responded to a storage business in the area of Roberts Road and the South Service Road for a report of a stolen U-Haul van. The initial investigation determined that an unknown man and woman arrived on the property on Friday February 10, 2023, at 2:27am. The male suspect used a sledgehammer to smash open lock boxes containing ignition keys to vans parked on the property. 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 van was then driven from the area by the male suspect.
The male suspect is described as:
White male Mid to late 20s Approximately 6 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, 5’7″ 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.
The investigation has been assigned to the 8 District detectives office. Detectives have been able to locate surveillance photos of the suspects (see below).
Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009935.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.
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