Stolen Bus Batteries
The Calgary Police Service is investigating the theft of hundreds of batteries from a northeast bus yard.
Sometime between 2 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 7, and 5:30 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, 237 batteries were stolen from 79 school busses (three per bus) at a private yard located at 8220 48 Ave. N.E. In total, the theft is estimated at $20,000.
The batteries were located in an external compartment on the exterior of the bus. In each case, the wires from the batteries were cut and the devices removed.
Unfortunately, no closed-circuit video is available, and the yard was left unlocked during the evening in question due to a late-night charter. Bus batteries are much larger than a typical car battery, therefore, a large vehicle, possibly a cube van, may have been used to transport the stolen items.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in or near the bus yard during the time in question, to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637