Rural Break & Enter Leads To Theft Of Motor Vehicle

Crime Report Thunder Bay

Crime Report Thunder BayThunder Bay – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police attended a Rosslyn Road residence at 2:30AM on February 25, 2016 in response to a report of a break and enter and theft of a motor vehicle.

TBPS report, the homeowner had been awakened by the sound of a barking dog, along with the sound of a vehicle being started.

When the homeowner looked outside, he observed his black truck being driven out of the driveway and then heading 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 Maplewood Road, and began to follow the vehicle into the Arthur Street area. Other officers joined in the pursuit as the vehicle headed towards Neebing Avenue 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 7:30AM 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.

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