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By Emily Innes, Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin

Police say 13 ATVs were stolen from Parkway Yamaha in Collingwood on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 or Thursday, June 20, 2013. Emily Innes/Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin

Police say 13 ATVs were stolen from Parkway Yamaha in Collingwood on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 or Thursday, June 20, 2013. Emily Innes/Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin

COLLINGWOOD – Police are investigating the disappearance of 13 all-terrain vehicles from a local business.

Police said a break and enter occurred sometime between Wednesday after 6 p.m. and Thursday at 8 a.m. at Parkway Yamaha on Pretty River Parkway in Collingwood

Thirteen new ATVs are now missing.

Const. Martin Hachey said they are investigating how the culprits were able to transport such a large load of heavy vehicles.

“We are trying to determine if they used a big trailer or truck or if they made multiple trips,” he said.

Police are asking public for their assistance to report any movement of a large number of vehicles overnight

“It is quite an unusual thing, no doubt... especially for this area,” said Hachey.

He said a few years ago one ATV was stolen from Parkway Yamaha for a joyride and recovered along the road, but otherwise the store has not had problems with thefts in the past.

Hachey said the total value of the ATVs is estimated at about $100,000.

Police said they believe the culprits are hoping to sell the vehicles for cash, and are asking the public to alert police if they find ATVs being sold at discounted rates.

Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains O.P.P. at (705) 445-4321, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477), or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Here is a description of the missing ATVs:

- 2012 Arctic Cat 450, red in colour

- 2011 Arctic Cat 450 IGT, blue in colour

- 2011 Arctic Cat 550 TRV, lime green in colour

- 2011 Arctic Cat 550 TRV Cruiser, blue in colour

- 2012 Arctic Cat 700 LTD, green in colour

- 2012 Arctic Cat 700 MUD PRO, green in colour

- 2012 Arctic Cat CORA 400, green in colour (2 of these ATVs)

- 2013 Yamaha ATV, camouflage colour

- 2013 Yamaha ATV, green in colour

- 2013 Yamaha ATV, camouflage colour

- 2013 Yamaha ATV, black in colour

- 2013 Yamaha ATV, blue in colour

 

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