Stolen propane tanks will cost community

Police suspect thieves are now trying to sell 12 propane tanks they stole from the Island Savings Centre at about 3 a.m. Monday, May 12, and would like the public’s help in catching the culprits.

“This type of crime costs the citizens, who utilize the rink, in more ways than one,” said Cpl. Krista Hobday of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP in a news release. “Money for the loss of the tanks has to come from somewhere. Hopefully the police will hear from someone that has information regarding this theft.”

The thieves broke into a locked cage and took the 33 pound tanks worth $4,800. They were using an imported mini van, possibly and older grey or blue Honda Odyssey.

The tanks are owned by Superior Propane and leased by the community centre to fuel the Zamboni.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP ask that if you have information about this or any other crime call the detachment at 250-748-5522 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).