A local business was broken into using heavy equipment last week. Squamish RCMP say on January 4th the Shell gas station on Highway 99 was broken into.

Police were alerted to a commercial alarm via a glass break sensor. When they arrived on scene they noticed that the business’ glass was smashed at its main entrance, and attempts had been made to remove the ATM. Squamish RCMP Staff Sargent Jolaine Percival says that after reviewing surveillance footage, police discovered a Caterpillar 430E Loader (backhoe) was used to gain entry. A man then used a power saw to try and dislodge the ATM.

The theft was unsuccessful and police found the backhoe, that was stolen from a local business, located a kilometre away. The suspect is described as wearing a black hoody with dark jeans – if you have any information you’re asked to contact the Squamish RCMP Detachment on 604-892-6100.

The file is still under investigation with the assistance of specialized units that include a forensic investigation team and police dogs.


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