Police searching for suspects in string of snowmobile thefts

Police are investigating a recent string of snowmobile thefts in Orillia and Ramara Township.

According to the OPP, at least three suspects entered a fenced area at a Harvie Settlement Road business in Orillia last Tuesday (March 24) and stole a covered snowmobile trailer containing two snowmobiles.

“Surveillance footage was obtained and the truck is described as a dark Chevrolet Silverado with dark coloured rims. A red and grey 2015 Skidoo and a yellow 2009 Skidoo MXZ 550 were stolen in this occurrence,” reads a media release.

Around 5:30 a.m. Friday (March 27), thieves drove a truck into a fenced area at a business on West Street South in Orillia and stole another covered trailer containing two snowmobiles.

“Surveillance footage showed three male suspects driving a dark pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet Silverado extended cab with dark coloured rims.  Stolen items include a black 2016 Skidoo 800, a yellow 2000 Skidoo MXZ and a grey 2010 Blazer trailer,” a media release reads.

“Sometime overnight between March 27, 2020 and March 28, 2020, a dark coloured, late model Chevrolet Silverado attended a Township of Ramara residence and stole a 2006 Triton snowmobile trailer containing a silver 2015 Skidoo GSX.”

Police believe that these occurrences, and other recent snowmobile thefts in the region, are related

Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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