Smartphone app helps track thief

By Nigel Maxwell
December 5, 2018 - 12:33pm Updated: December 5, 2018 - 1:17pm

RCMP believe a man who broke into the John Deere dealership in Rosthern two weeks ago, may have made it all the way to Regina, based on information provided by a smartphone app.

The break in happened Nov. 22 and numerous items were taken including one of the dealership's trucks. The stolen truck was later located south of Saskatoon on Highway 11. Several other trucks at the dealership were also damaged when the suspect attempted to break in to them.

A cellphone, belonging to one of the dealership's technicians was among the items stolen and was traced to the Regina area using the Find My iPhone app.

Prior to making his getaway, the suspect filled up for gas at the Rosthern Co-oP cardlock, using stolen gas cards obtained from another break and enter at a neighboring business. At this time, the man's face, which was partially covered, was captured by the store's security cameras. Anyone with any information about this theft is encouraged to contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 

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