August 10, 2017
Approximately 6,500 tons of material worth $250,000 has disappeared from Burnco‘s Hungary quarry in Prince George, the Prince George Citizen reports. The theft was discovered in November 2016 when quarry workers found that the gate had been breached and a sizable amount of gravel was missing. It is suspected that someone at the site masqueraded as the quarry owner and sold the material. An investigation has been ongoing, but without much success. The Prince George Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are now asking those who purchased gravel directly from the quarry during the last seven years to contact them.
“Purchasers are not considered suspects, but may have key information that could further this investigation. This is a substantial loss to the owner of this quarry,” Prince George RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass told the news agency. “It is unfortunate that there are persons in our community that believe they have the right to take whatever they want, with no consequences. We want to ensure there are consequences for this theft.”
Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-562-3300. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca., or by texting CRIMES using the keyword “pgtips.”