(SOUTHGATE, ON) - On November 26, 2018 Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a theft of two (yellow) Caterpillar skid steers from a business at Southgate Sideroad 15, Southgate in Grey County. The two pieces of equipment were removed from Linwood Industrial Corporation between Saturday, November 24 at 9:00 pm and Monday, November 26 at 6:30 am.
Grey County OPP officers with members of Grey County OPP Crime Unit and Grey/Bruce OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) are investigating the $120,000 theft of construction equipment.
On November 28, 2018 members of Grey/Bruce OPP CSCU and Dufferin OPP CSCU executed a Criminal Code search warrant at a rural property in Melancthon Township, Dufferin County and located one of the stolen skid steers, estimated value of $90,000. Still outstanding is a (yellow) Caterpillar 242D skid steer.
Police continue to investigate. At this time no one has been charged with the theft.
Police are asking that anyone with information that could assist to call Grey County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.