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Guelph police investigate two major construction site thefts

DCN-JOC News Services
Guelph police investigate two major construction site thefts

GUELPH, ONT. — Guelph Police are investigating two incidents involving the theft of tools, equipment and materials from construction sites over the past few weeks.

More than $31,000 worth of ABS pipe was stolen during a break and enter earlier this month.

Officers were called to a business near Dawson Road and Shelldale Crescent on Feb. 6 following a theft that had occurred over the weekend. Video surveillance showed a transport truck and U-Haul van attending the business at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Sunday morning (Feb. 5).

A padlock was cut off to gain entry to the yard. The suspects then used a forklift which had been on the transport trailer to load four skids of pipes onto the trailer and also caused damage to other pipes which were left behind, indicates a release from police.

The forklift driver is described as wearing a blue jacket with the hood up, black Adidas pants, black shoes, white gloves and a mask. The second male remained in the U-Haul van and no description is available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Const. Emily Dietrich at 519-824-1212, ext. 7265, email

A large quantity of tools was also stolen from a construction site in the west-end of the city Feb. 13.

Police were called to the site near Paisley Road and Elmira Road South. Staff had arrived to find someone had forced their way into a building under construction over the weekend.

Tools and equipment including a generator, rotary laser and more than a dozen batteries with chargers were reported missing, states the release.

Anyone with information is asked to call Const. Victoria Deston at 519-824-1212, ext. 7454, email

For both incidents, those with information can leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at

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