Queens RCMP looking for gasoline thieves

by Brittany Wentzell

  • <p>The Queens District RCMP are looking for suspects involved in the theft of several hundred dollars worth of fuel from White Point Beach Resort.</p>

Queens District RCMP are looking for information on a theft of approximately $900 worth of gasoline that was stolen from White Point Beach Resort.

Police were called to the scene of a large maintenance shed located just off the golf course at White Point at around 2 a.m. on August 14. An alarm had gone off after a lock was removed from the shed. Although nothing has been determined to have been taken from the shed, a large quantity of gasoline was removed from nearby tanks.

In a press release it was noted that the volume of the gasoline would have required large storage tanks to transport it which would make it fairly conspicuous.

"This is something you'd have to be prepared for," Rob James, community policing officer for the Queens RCMP, told LighthouseNOW.

Donna Hatt, White Point's Marketing & Product Development Manager, called the incident "unfortunate."

"It's unfortunate but [the RCMP] are looking into it for us and hopefully they'll have it resolved," she said.

The police do not have a description of the suspect(s) or the vehicle but say they are looking for tips on the theft. Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to phone the district at 902-354-5721 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to report anonymously.

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