The Oak Bay Police Department is investigating after a $9,000 hydraulic hammer was reported stolen from the 1900-block of Hampshire Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

The Oak Bay Police Department is investigating after a $9,000 hydraulic hammer was reported stolen from the 1900-block of Hampshire Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek clues to $9,000 hydraulic hammer swiped from Oak Bay construction site

300-kilogram piece of construction equipment reported stolen Aug. 2

A 300-kilogram piece of equipment didn’t just up and vanish, but police have no suspects as the investigation continues into missing gear from an Oak Bay construction site.

A hydraulic hammer valued at $9,000 was reported stolen from the 1900-block of Hampshire Road, between Cranmore Road and Bowker Avenue.

The theft was reported to police Aug. 2 when workers arrived on the job site and noticed the machine attachment missing.

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The significant theft is among 77 calls for service last week, many dubbed as public assists according to a department news release.

However, police note there was a July 31 report of theft from a vehicle.

A resident reported they left their vehicle unlocked overnight in the 2000-block of Mowat Street. A backpack, shoes and money were taken.


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