Breton RCMP investigate oilfield thefts

On Monday, February 13th, 2017 Breton RCMP received numerous complaints of oilfield lease site thefts...

  • Feb. 14, 2017 7:00 a.m.

Copper pipe and wire is often targeted by thieves for its cash value.

Submitted by Cst. Mike Cline

Breton RCMP

On Monday, February 13th, 2017 Breton RCMP received numerous complaints of oilfield lease site thefts in the Brazeau and Wetaskiwin County areas.

The majority of these thefts occurred at sites located between Breton and Pigeon Lake with copper ground wire being the common item reported stolen.

A smaller vehicle, sedan or SUV was used during the thefts.

Anybody with information regarding these or other crimes are encouraged to contact Breton RCMP (780)696-3520 or Crimestoppers.

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