Barriere contractor, Murray Purcha, reports that a commercial welder machine was stolen from his shop in the Barriere Industrial Park the evening of Oct. 31.
According to Purcha it looks like the thief (or thieves) somehow gained entry through the main gate to the property and then cut the lock off the shop.
“I don’t know how they moved that welder, it is so heavy it takes two or three men to lift it,” said Purcha, “It looks like they were planning to take my chop saw as well, as it was moved and placed on the floor.”
Purcha says police have been contacted and are investigating.
If you have any information about this incident, or have seen a Miller Mag Welder 185 that is blue in colour, please contact the Barriere RCMP at 250-672-9918, or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).