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More construction site thefts in Lake Country; this time toilets stolen

June 10, 2016 - 3:36 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – Thieves made off with a pair of toilets from a home under construction in Lake Country overnight and once again police are asking residents to report suspicious activity.

RCMP are investigating a theft at the construction site in the 13000-block of Lake Hill Road sometime during the night on June 9.

“There were no signs of forced entry to the home, which leads investigators to believe that the property was not properly secured or a key was used,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

Two American Standard toilets were carried out of the home. One of the toilets was installed.

The RCMP issued a warning to Lake Country resident just last month warning about a rise in break and enters, especially in new subdivisions were homes were under construction.

O’Donaghey is repeating the warning for residents to be vigilant following the thefts.

“RCMP would also like to remind contractors to ensure these properties are properly secured and that spare keys are not left on site unless they are properly secured as well,” he says in the release.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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