RCMP in­ves­ti­gate theft of boats last seen be­ing towed on ru­ral high­way

The Peterborough Examiner - - NATIONAL -

EDMONTON — Al­berta RCMP are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the theft of a fleet of brightly coloured power­boats that were last seen be­ing towed on trail­ers by pickup trucks down a ru­ral prairie high­way. The four boats are all Nau­tique Su­per Air G23s — a craft pop­u­lar with peo­ple who en­joy wake­board­ing and wakesurf­ing.

Cpl. Lau­rel Scott says the thieves made off with the boats and trail­ers early Wed­nes­day morn­ing from a deal­er­ship south of Edmonton.

The trucks haul­ing the sev­en­metre long boats were last seen on High­way 39 driv­ing east over a land­scape bet­ter known for canola and wheat fields than bod­ies of wa­ter. The boats and trail­ers are es­ti­mated to be worth $800,000.

“What we are hop­ing now is that maybe some­one who was out driv­ing might re­mem­ber see­ing th­ese boats,” Scott said Thurs­day. “You would think they would stand out.” One of the boats is orange and black, an­other is green and black. Two are blue with white trim.

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