- Our Town
Theft puts business in jeopardy
A Shuswap business is wondering how it will operate this summer season after thieves stole a trailer containing Segway vehicles used for seasonal tours.
Sometime overnight on May 29, suspects broke into the business compound of Unique Adventure Tours in Scotch Creek.
The suspects forced entry into the business pickup truck, moving it a short distance and were then able to detach the horse-style trailer hitched to it. The horse trailer was loaded with seven Segway PT (personal transport) units used to navigate the trails and outdoor areas of the North Shuswap. The suspects cut the lock to the trailer tongue, hooked onto the trailer with another vehicle and left the premises.
The loss to the owner is not only the $60,000 in stolen items but could also have a large impact on the business revenues as the Segway season is about to begin.
This crime appears to be a targeted incident where knowledge of the business practices was evident. Chase RCMP continue to investigate and request anyone with information to contact the Chase RCMP or Crimestoppers.